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How much pollution does the US produce?


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December 23, 2008 12:25AM

Factory pollution is over 40% of the pollution that causes global warming. One of the diseases that it causes is asthma. More than twenty million people a year have asthma attacks and over 9,000 kids in the United States die a year from asthma attacks. Other diseases are heart and lung diseases, and respiratory allergies (""). The World Health Organization estimates that in all 4.6 million people die each year from causes that are directly from air pollution.

According to Scorecard, over 20,000 factories in the United States produce over 4 billion pounds of toxic chemicals that could leak into the environment.