Startling Water Pollution Statistics

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Is there really a widespread problem with water pollution?

Startling Water Pollution Statistics

Not sure if water pollution is a serious problem that impacts you? These startling water pollution statistics will help you understand just how significantly the issue can impact your life and the lives of future generations.

On an annual basis:

  • 14 billion pounds of garbage, sludge, and sewage are dumped into the oceans.
  • 19 trillion gallons of various types of waste finds its way into the bodies of water around the globe.
  • More than 70 percent of the rivers and lakes in China are polluted.
  • Oil rigs and tankers spill or flush 900,000 metric tons of oil into the earth's water supply.
  • Some countries still allow chemicals to be dumped directly into the oceans.



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