Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges all over the globe, each year air pollution linked to more than 7 million deaths. Are you looking for more information about this biggest environmental challenge? Here are 40 interesting Air Pollution Facts that will help you know how bad actually it is.
1. In 2015, 133.9 million people suffered from unhealthy levels of air pollution
2. Southern California leads the nation in air pollution deaths, according to a new study.
3. Second-hand smoke which comes from burning tobacco products is more harmful to the environment than mainstream smoke.
4. It is estimated that outdoor particulate air pollution resulted in 2.9 million deaths in 2017.
5. Air quality in India is so poor that that 1.2 million deaths in the country can be attributed to air pollution.
6. Air Pollution kills over 1 million seabirds annually.
7. A new global study ranks air pollution as one of the top 10 killers in the world, with 65% of the air pollution deaths occurring in Asia.
8. Beijing cough is a new disease rising in Beijing due to rising levels of air pollution.
9. Electric vehicles produce fewer air pollutants as compared to a diesel vehicle.
10. In Europe, deaths caused by air pollution cost the European Union €161 billion.
11. Producing grave crude oil increases the probability of air pollution.
12. In 1952, the Great Smog of London killed around 8,000 people.
13. Beijing experienced 2,589 deaths in 2012 because of PM 2.5 pollution.
14. Statistics have shown that 70% of air pollution is due to the emission of harmful gases from tail pipes of cars in major China urban cities.
15. In America, nearly 40 percent of lakes, estuaries and rivers that the EPA tested are unsuitable for swimming or fishing.
16. The average adult breathes over 3,000 gallons of air every day according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
17. From China, air pollution is traveling up to the Central Valley of California.
18. Walking and riding a bicycle is the best ways to reduce air pollution.
19. In India air pollution is estimated to cause 527, 700 deaths annually.
20. About 80% of lung diseases are due to air pollution.
21. Approximately 350,000 to 500,000 people die every year in China due to heart disease and lung cancer which is caused by air pollution.
22. According to a recent study, 9,500 premature deaths in London happened due to air pollution.
23. Asthma is a chief reason for school absenteeism according to California Department of Education.
24. Citizens who live close to high traffic roads face a greater risk of heart disease, cancer, and asthma.
25. Using an air purifier indoor can help remove 99.97% indoor air pollutants.
26. Inhalation of polluted air shaves a year off of human life expectancy.
27. In the Philippines air pollution is caused by transport, industries, power plants, and area sources.
28. Hazardous Air Pollutants are dissimilar from air pollutants.
29. In April 2015, the level of PM 2.5 (Particulate Matter) in London was six times higher than the safe limit.
30. According to a recent study, 1 out of 8 deaths is associated with air pollution.
31. China experienced a ‘peak’ in SO2 emissions in 2006.
32. Forty percent of the American population is exposed to unhealthy air.
33. Los Angeles ranked as the most smog-filled metro area in the ALA’s annual State of the Air report.
34. China’s air pollution is terrible that it is visible even in outer space.
35. A new US study found that air pollution kills about 4,000 Chinese people a day.
36. Nine out of ten people now breathe polluted air, which kills 7 million people every year.
37. Extreme air pollution in the form of smog affects our eyes, causing allergies and damage.
38. Thirteen of the Indian cities have the greatest level of air pollution in the world according to the WHO Report.
39. New Delhi topped the list of the world’s most polluted capital cities in 2018.
40. According to the report of the World Health Organisation, the air of Delhi is two times more toxic than the air of Beijing.