Pollution

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by jahoehn
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Subject:
Ecology

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Pollution

Issue Causes

Pollution

What can you do?

Effects

Facts

''We are living on this planet as if we have another one to go to.''

-Pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people.-Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.-Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, stormwater, and industrial waste are dumped into US water.-Recycling and composting prevented 85 million tons of material away from being disposed of in 2010, up from 18 million tons in 1980.

Humans have caused all sorts of damage to our earth, from pollution released into the air from factories, to garbage in lakes and oceans.

-More than 1 billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water.-5000 people die every day as a result of drinking unclean water.-Children contribute to only 10% of the world’s pollution but are prone to 40% of global disease.-More than 100 pesticides in any medium- air, water or soil can cause birth defects, gene mutation and cancer.

-Recycle!-Pick up any garbage you find on the ground.-Treat mother earth with respect!


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