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Published on Nov 18, 2015

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By : Sophia S 

Land Pollution Facts
Every year one American produces over 3,285 pounds of hazardous waste. Land pollution causes us to lose 24 billion tonnes of top soil every year (Tonnes - 2,205 pounds). On average, Americans throw out 200,000 tons of edible food each day.We throw away enough trash every day to fill 63,000 garbage trucks. Every day Americans throw away 1 million bushels of litter out their car window (Bushel - 64 pints). Over 80% of items in landfills can be recycled, but they’re not.

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Water Pollution Facts
Fourteen billion pounds of garbage (mostly plastic) is dumped into the ocean every year. At least 320 million people in China do not have access to clean drinking water. In America, 40% of the rivers and 46% of the lakes are polluted and are considered unhealthy for swimming, fishing or aquatic life. Cruise ships are also a major source of water pollution. They produce over 200,000 gallons of sewage which is mostly released in the ocean. Apart fromm that, they are also causing at least 35,000 gallons of water contamination due to oil spill.

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Air Pollution Facts
Inhaling Air pollution takes away at least 1-2 years of a typical human life. Air pollution and resulting deaths are increasing fastest in Asia. Air pollution in China can travel up to Central Valley of California. 65% of the deaths in Asia and 25% deaths in India are due to air pollution. Air pollution in India is estimated to cause 527, 700 deaths every year. Air pollution caused in traffic increase the chances of heart attack. By 2050, 6 million people will die per year due to air pollution.

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Noise Pollution Facts
Excessive noise can lead to emotional problems such as mental fatigue, anxiety, and aggression. The cause for hearing loss is not aging, but noise. The main sources of noise pollution are coming from transportation and construction systems. The average noise level in many classrooms is not just associated with impaired learning — but with permanent hearing loss.

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Light Pollution Facts

Light pollution is the over illumination of an area that is considered meddlesome. Sources include:

Large cities

Billboards and advertising

Nighttime sporting events and other nighttime entertainment

Light pollution makes it impossible to see stars, therefore interfering with astronomical observation and personal enjoyment.

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Solutions for Land Pollution

  • Use reusable containers
  • Buy products that have little packaging
  • Don’t use pesticides
  • Reuse any items that you can
  • Don’t dump motor oil on the ground
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Solutions for Water Pollution

  • Don’t wash paint brushes in the sink
  • Use non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Don`t throw harmful products in the sink or toilet
  • Don’t throw litter into rivers, lakes or oceans.
  • Clean up any litter at the beach
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Solutions for Air Pollution

  • Don’t smoke 
  • Wash clothes with warm or cold water
  • Plant trees around your neighborhood
  • Avoid waiting in long drive-thru lines
  • Drive less

Solutions for Noise Pollutions

  • Make your house sound-proof
  • Spend time away from loud noise
  • Use earplugs or noise-free devices
  • Don`t use car horns unnecessarily
  • Keep your car in good repair    
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Solutions for Light Pollution

  • Use lower wattage light bulbs
  • Use LED lights
  • Don`t use unnesecary lights
  • Turn of car lights when not in use
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