16 Interesting Facts About Pollution

Pollution is one of the most talked about topics in the world but so is it not bothered about much too. People are joining hands to create awareness about it but not much improvement can be witnessed. Let us be aware of this sad truth that our planet earth has been a home to various kinds of flora and fauna but have struggled with man-made pollution since time immemorial.



One can not help but feel sad about the prevailing conditions but guess what? one feeling sad now isn’t of any use Let’s get intimated with these 13 facts about Pollution and start to make the earth a friendly place to be in.

1. China to US

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Pollution in China can change weather patterns in the United States. It takes just five days for the jet stream to carry heavy air pollution from China to the United States, where it stops clouds from producing rain and snow.
Source: livescience.com

2. Pre-mature Deaths

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Over 7 million pre-mature deaths, according to WHO, are related with Pollution.
Source: livescience

3. Chirps of the Birds



Many birds chirp at the wrong time due to excess artificial lightning.
Source: list25.com

4. Continent of Garbage


There exists a “continent” made from the trash floating in the Pacific Ocean called “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”. It can be estimated to be twice as large as the US.
Source: bodhisurfschool.com

5. Oil Shipping

When a million ton of oil is shipped, one ton is spilled in the ocean waters.
Source: facts.randomhistory.com

6. China

beijing aip pollution

China is the world’s most air polluted country. Breathing in the capital city of Beijing is equivalent to smoking 21 cigarettes a day.
Source: list25.com, Image: saveearth.net


7. Water Pollution


India tops the water pollution round! Most of the waste in India is dumped in the river Ganges which ironically, is the “most sacred” river too.
Source: wikipediafacts.com, Image: hindubusinessline.com

8. ..and Drinking this Contaminated Water

Every eight seconds, a child dies because of drinking contaminated water.
Source: conserve-energy-future.com

9. Russian River


Lake Karachay is the world’s most polluted and radio-active lake in the whole world. It is in Russia.
Source: wikipedia, Image: earthtripper.com

10. Too Polluted for…


40% of Lakes in America are too polluted for swimming, fishing or any other water activities.
Source: dosomething.org

11. Pesticides

More than 100 kinds of pesticides together in air, water or soil can cause birth defects, gene mutation and cancer.
Source: conserve-energy-future.com

12. Cars


There are more than 500 million cars rolling on the roads of this world and by few years the number can rise up to 1 billion.
Source: livescience.com

13. Great Wall of Pollution

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The great wall of China is not visible from space but China’s air pollution is. That’s awful.
Source: theatlantic.com, Image: theatlantic.com

14. Just Another Fish in The Sea


Fishes in the contaminated water can lose their sense of smell.
Source: scientificamerican.com

15. Increasing Snowfall

A study claim that the relationship between the number of dust particles in China and snow flakes in California are in lockstep and related.
Source: nytimes.com, Image:

16. Cars as an Alternative?

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In early 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with you know…..their “dump”, that cars were seen as a “green alternative”.
Source: banhdc.org, Image: oldindianphotos.in