In our previous blog, “The Negative Effects of Water Pollution on Human Health,” we discussed how contaminated water can impact health. While understanding how water pollution affects health is important, it is also wise to understand the different types of water pollution and what causes them.
Water is often taken for granted in developed countries where safe, clean water is readily available for drinking, cooking, or bathing. Unfortunately, this is not the case in many parts of the world. Communities in undeveloped countries like Liberia are living in ‘water scarce’ regions where clean
Clean water is essential for good health and well-being. In fact, each person on Earth requires between 20 and 50 liters of safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and basic hygiene, according to the Koshland Science Museum. Exactly why is clean drinking water important? The human body is made up of
More than 300 million Africans lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Poverty stemming from climate change, ethnic conflicts, political instability, and other man-made causes has resulted in an epidemic that affects countless men, women, and children who are forced to live without proper
Clean water, a resource that many people in developed countries take for granted, is a luxury in certain parts of the world. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, more than 300 of the 800 million residing in sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments.
Water-related diseases are one of the most common causes of illness and death in developing countries like Liberia. In fact, nearly 80 percent of illnesses in developing countries are linked to dirty water and unsanitary conditions. As water is essential to good health and wellbeing, it is important
While many people in the U.S. take water for granted, those in developing countries are not as fortunate. In fact, more than 350 million people in Africa alone suffer daily from the effects of water scarcity. To help end the water crisis in Africa, many organizations have made it their mission to
While water scarcity is a serious issue that affects more than 748 million people globally, no region has been more affected than Sub-Saharan Africa. Poverty has become an epidemic in parts of Africa due to political instability, ethnic conflicts, and a general lack of necessary resources like safe,