The effects of pollution on the Earth and all its inhabitants is not to be underestimated or ignored, as the 'Pollution: A Look Into Our Contaminated World' infographic explains. Created by ReuseThisBag.com, the illustrated chart touches on subjects not often talked about by other green crusaders, and is quite an eye-opener.

While most people are already aware of the negative effects pollution has on the environment, many ignore the health risks it poses to humans. As the infographic explains, air pollution, soil contamination and water pollution contribute to a variety of health issues, from headaches and fatigue to risk of cancer. Other disastrous effects that directly affect human life are the pollution of lakes and rivers, leaving just 54% of lakes in America clean enough to swim and fish in, as the graph shows.

There's no limit to the amount of reasons to go green, and as the 'Pollution: A Look Into Our Contaminated World' infographic suggests, change needs to happen soon for the health of the planet and its people.