Air pollution can damage trees, crops, plants, lakes, and animals. In addition to damaging the natural environment, air pollution can also damage buildings, monuments, and statues.
Breathing polluted air can make your eyes and nose burn. It can irritate your throat and make breathing difficult. In fact, pollutants like tiny airborne particles and ground level ozone can trigger respiratory problems, especially for people with asthma.
Some toxic chemicals released in the air such as benzene or vinyl chloride are highly toxic and can cause cancer, birth defects, long term injury to the lungs, as well as brain and nerve damage. And in some cases, breathing these chemicals can even cause death.
To find out more about the startling facts of pollution in the U.S., check out the infographic below: