Sunday, October 9, 2011

Air and Water Pollution Facts - Part 1

1. Air and water pollution are two the most talked about forms of pollution.

2. The rapid environmental pollution of our planet began many years ago with the industrial revolution.

3. Fossil fuel power plants are linked as a major source of the excessive air pollution in many parts of the world.

4. According to the World Health Organization, indoor air pollution has caused more deaths than outdoor air pollution.

5. More than 15,000 people in the world die each day because of water pollution.

6. More than a billion people across the globe lack access to safe drinking water.

7. As long as fossil fuels remain dominant sources of energy we will not be able to stop the ever-growing pollution that is happening almost everywhere in our planet.

8. Air pollution is particularly serious issue in China's cities such as Beijing and Shanghai but some U.S. cities like Pittsburgh and Los Angeles are also struggling with excessive levels of air pollution.

9. Pollution is usually much worse in developing countries because they lack the basic funds to tackle pollution.

10. California has serious air pollution problem, mostly because of high traffic. It is estimated that around 60 million people in California live in areas affected with air pollution.

11. Long-term exposure to air pollution causes heart and lung damage.

12. Air pollution is major contributing factor to acid rain formation.

13. In United States around half of million deaths are each year attributed to air pollution.

14. It is estimated that air pollution each day kills three people in the city of Hong Kong.

15. Air pollution also contributes to soil and water pollution.

Stay tuned to Air Purifying Systems and Solutions' blog for more facts coming next week!  

1 comment:

  1. “More than 15,000 people in the world die each day because of water pollution” – This is alarming! Basically, humans need water in order to survive. The water we drink should be safe, healthy, and as much as possible, purified. A life lost due to water pollution is truly dreadful. People should take this as a lesson and do something about it. By avoiding water pollution, we can actually save a lot of lives. Save water, save souls – you can start off by doing things right yourself.

    - Monica Barnes