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Monday, March 7, 2016

Despite increasing awareness of its devastating effects, pollution levels are constantly on the rise. We are slowly (and sometimes quickly) killing ourselves, but seem to be unwilling to do anything about it.

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Today's Random Fact:

Each year 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. waters.

Approximately 46 percent of the lakes in America are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life, or swimming.

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Bonus Fact:

Today, there are between 300 and 500 chemicals in the average person's body that were not found in anyone's body before 1920. Each year there are thousands of new chemicals sold or used in new products. There are more than 75,000 synthetic chemicals on the market today.

One of the more common and dangerous pollutants in the environment is cadmium, which kills human fetal sex organ cells. Its widespread presence means it is in almost everything we eat and drink.

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