Lack of safe drinking water is one of the leading causes of water scarcity in Africa, especially Liberia, where it affects countless children’s lives. According to a press release published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), approximately 180,000 children under the age of five die each
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is the largest water, earth, and biological science agency. It collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides science about water (along with other natural resources), and issues related to it. According to USGS estimates, each person in the United States uses
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 a basic human need required for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. It is also heavily used in industry, agriculture, and electricity. While the importance of water is undeniable, many companies and people continue to pollute our oceans, rivers, and lakes with harmful toxins and contaminants.
Contaminated water is a major threat among communities throughout Africa. Every hour, an estimated 115 people die in Africa from diseases linked to improper hygiene, poor sanitation, and contaminated water, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). What
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
Lack of access to safe, clean water in Africa has caused numerous difficulties for African natives, forcing many into poverty. Moreover, with numerous causes to account for the present crisis, including an increase in pollution, the destruction of river catchments, and accidental water pollution, it
The ongoing water crisis in Africa leaves 40 percent of the population without access to safe drinking water. Sub-Saharan Africa is most impacted due to a lack of access to clean water sources. What does this mean for the millions of men, women, and children who live in these water-scarce areas? It