Water And Your Health-mycoolboy

Shopping-and-Product-Reviews How important is water in our lives? What does this clear liquid do for us? This short article will tell you why we need water. Water is essential for many reasons. Sadly, many people take this life-giving resource for granted and the consequences are society’s suffering from water pollution, water shortages, water diseases and other water problems. Water is located everywhere. It .prises 75 percent of the Earth’s surface. You can see it in oceans, lakes, rivers and in other bodies of water. About 1.6 percent of water exists underground in aquifers while 0.001 percent of water is airborne as water vapor, clouds, and precipitation. Oceans make up 97 percent of the Earth’s water while 75 percent of fresh water is in the polar ice caps. Despite this, only three percent of the Earth’s water is fit to drink. The human body may seem like a solid mass of bones and muscles but it is really 60 to 70 percent water. This liquid also .prises 80 percent of a baby’s body weight at birth. The typical American uses 80 to 100 gallons of water every day and a healthy individual may consume three gallons or 48 cups of water each day. Although we can exist without food for over a month, we will not last more than a week if there is no water. The tragedy of it all is that 3.6 million people die each year because of water-related diseases and 43 percent of these deaths are caused by diarrhea. Eighty-four percent of these deaths are children from birth up to 14 years old. Most of these deaths (98 percent) are occurring in the developing world. In reality, half of the world’s hospital beds are full of people with water-related diseases. Another tragic fact is that while water is found everywhere, 884 million people (or one in eight) are unable to access safe water. This problem is responsible for killing more people than any war in history. So remember to conserve water the best you can. It will make things better for us all. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: