Thursday, 11 August 2016

Global Water Crisis Looms Large

Global Water Crisis Looms Large

We must be extremely grateful to Dr Mercola for bringing issues that are fundamental to our health out in the open.  Water is such a vital mineral and does have such a vast impact on our health.  Clean water is essential but it would appear that we in the developed countries are the ones that have the privilege of it being relatively safe.

The Olympic Games in Rio have highlighted issues that are extremely concerning.

  • The Summer Olympic Games have brought renewed attention to Brazil’s water pollution problem; 30 percent of the sewage lines in Rio de Janeiro are exposed, allowing raw sewage to flow openly through the streets 
  • Contamination of water supplies around the globe has increased the cost of water treatment by 50 percent in some areas, making it increasingly difficult to provide safe drinking water
  • Two primary contributors to water contamination and treatment costs are farms operating in areas that supply water to surrounding cities, and large numbers of people living on and around underground watersheds
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