Impressive Pollution Facts


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1. Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day.
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2. The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles!
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3. Air pollution kills over 2 million people every year.
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4. One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!
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5. Use of less fertilizer at precisely the right times can cut costs by up to 17 percent for farmers in developing countries and reduce damage to the environment.
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6. The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles.
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7. The average home creates more pollution than does the average car.

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8. The average American uses eight times as much fuel energy as an average person anywhere else in the world.
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9. If emissions of carbon dioxide were halted today, it would take more than a century for the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide to approach its pre-industrial level.
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10. Using a petrol-driven lawnmower for one hour produces as much air pollution as a 100-mile car trip.
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11. A new study suggests that prolonged exposure to air pollution may shrink the human brain.
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12. It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
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13. Every year, air pollution kills more than 2 million people.

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