1.8 million people die every year – water-related ailments

Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.

Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera. Tens of millions of others are seriously sickened by a host of water-related ailments—many of which are easily preventable.

By |2017-01-06T07:55:48+02:00January 20th, 2014|WATER FACTS|0 Comments

The Drinking of Chlorinated Water

These concerns about cancer risks associated with chemical contamination from chlorination by-products have resulted in numerous epidemiological studies. These studies generally support the notion that by-products of chlorination are associated with increased cancer risks.

Chlorine is used to combat microbial contamination, but it can react with organic matter in the water and form dangerous, carcinogenic Trihalomethanes. According to Dr. Joseph M. Price, MD, in Moseby’s Medical Dictionary, “Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious […]

By |2016-01-29T11:05:57+02:00July 28th, 2013|WATER FACTS|0 Comments

Unsafe Drinking Water ~ 13 Municipalities been red-flagged

Nationally,  other municipalities have also been red-flagged as having unsafe drinking water, with Mpumalanga the worst, with five

A water management expert, who did not want to be named, said high microbiological failure meant the water had not been properly disinfected, resulting in high counts of e.coli, faecal coli or other bacteria.
“Basically, the problem referred to by the minister is poor or non-existent management,” he said. “Unfortunately, these authorities either do not realise the importance of this water management or are […]
By |2016-01-29T11:10:25+02:00January 27th, 2013|WATER FACTS|0 Comments