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

Dangers of drinking chlorinated water

Chlorine is something we’re all familiar with. It’s what we use to keep our swimming pools clean.

But did you know it’s in your tap water? Unfortunately, it is one of the primary methods used to disinfect tap water.

The result is an increase in the occurrence of Trihalomethanes posing a significant risk to your health.
Chlorine poses a serious threat toyour health and should be avoided ifpossible. Health expert Dr. Mercola

says “You’d think people would realize that if chlorine is toxic enough to kill bacteria and other potentially

infectious life forms when added […]

By |2017-01-06T07:55:48+02:00January 13th, 2013|WATER FACTS|0 Comments

FACTS about Chlorine In Our Water

One of the most deadly chemicals which majorly adds to the public water pollution issues in our current world is Chlorine (Cl2).  This chemical is widely used to treat public water supplies.  Yet chlorine is so deadly that in World War I it was used as a chemical weapon that caused terrible casualties. Chlorine is liquefied before being used to treat water supplies, but what most people don’t know, is that it readily returns to its lethal gaseous form in […]

By |2016-01-29T11:12:01+02:00January 6th, 2013|WATER FACTS|0 Comments

Water Filtration with Young Children of HIV-Positive Mothers

Unsafe drinking water presents a particular threat to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) due to the increased risk of opportunistic infections, diarrhea-associated malabsorption of essential nutrients, and increased exposure to untreated water for children of HIV-positive mothers who use replacement feeding to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. This population may particularly benefit from an intervention to improve water quality in the home.

In this population living with HIV/AIDS, a water filter combined with safe storage was used correctly and consistently, […]

By |2016-01-29T11:15:45+02:00January 1st, 2013|WATER FACTS|0 Comments

Vision of providing safe water: Matt Damon and Gary White

Surveys from 45 developing countries show that women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the majority of households. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.12

“Big Stars, Big Giving” is CNN’s special series that shines the spotlight on celebrities and the causes they support. In an American Morning original series, “Big Stars, Big Giving,” Alina Cho looks at celebrity […]

By |2017-01-06T07:55:48+02:00December 28th, 2012|WATER FACTS|0 Comments