10 U.S. Environmental Health Atrocities
What Americans wear, eat, drink, throw away, use, and are constantly exposed to is nothing short of a massive environmental health atrocity. Find out why with this informative list.
#10 Clothing: From pesticide usage on cotton crops (¼ of all pesticide crop usage, in fact) to millions of pounds of textile industry dyes and CO2 gases going into the air and water, fashion industries and their consumers are contributing to environmental health problems. Plus, the manufacture of polyester and other synthetic fabrics is an energy-intensive process requiring large amounts of crude oil that releases emissions, including volatile organic compounds, particulate matter,
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