Fact 1: An average American breathe 2 gallons of air per minute which means around 3400 gallons of air each day.
Fact 2: Inhaling air pollution takes away at least 1-2 years of a typical human life.
Fact 3: It has effects as small as burning eyes and itchy throat to as large as breathing problems and death.
Fact 4: Pollutants that are released into the air, as opposed to land and water pollutants, are the most harmful.
Fact 5: Rising levels of air pollution in Beijing has brought a new disease – Beijing cough.
Fact 6: Air pollution is not a recent occurrence. In 1952, the Great Smog of London killed 8000 people.
Fact 7: Deaths caused by air pollution cost the European Union €161 billion.
Fact 8: Electric vehicles produce less air pollutants. They stir up dirt but without producing gases.
Fact 9: Producing heavy crude oil increases chances of air pollution by 40% than producing light crude oil.
Fact 10: According to the Lancet journal, air pollution caused by waiting in traffic increases the chances of death caused due to heart attack.