By: EJ Dzialo and Tyler Woodward
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.
People who live in high-density air pollution area, have 20% higher risk of dying from lung cancer, than people living in less polluted areas
Every year around one trillion gallons of untreated sewage and industrial waste is dumped in the U.S water.
- Pollution kills more than 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals every year.
- 14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the ocean every year. Most of it is plastic.
- Approximately 40% of the lakes in America are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life, or swimming.
- While children make up 10% of the world’s population, over 40% of the global burden of disease falls on them. More than 3 million children under age five die annually from environmental factors.
- Pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people. That’s comparable to global diseases like malaria and HIV.
- Americans make up an estimated 5% of the world’s population. However, the US produces an estimated 30% of the world’s waste and uses 25% of the world’s resources.