Although not all of these are solely caused by factory pollution, it still has a major contribution in the numbers. All the drops in amounts of gases released are due to safer factory methods and better ways to dispose of the waste left behind.

  • An estimated 3.5 million tons of trash resides in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Ground-level ozone has dropped by 11% throughout the United States from 2000 to 2010. There is an overall reduction of 28% in ground-level ozone since 1980.
  • From 1980 through 2010, the level of lead polluting air in the United States dropped by 89%.
  • Nitrogen dioxide has fallen by 52% in the United States from 1980 to 2010.
  • Sulfur dioxide, a gas that is most commonly produced by fuel combustion in automobiles and power plants has dopped by 50% since 2000.
  • Carbon monoxide pollution in the United States has gone down by 51% from 2000 to 2010.
  • Air pollution in China is related to around 656,000 deaths every year throughout the country.
  • 40% of America’s rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life.
  • 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage and industrial waste are discharged into US waters annually.
  • Each year, U.S. factories emit 3 million tons of toxic chemicals into the land, air, and water.
  • China is the world’s biggest producer of carbon dioxide and has 20 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities.