1 in 8 People lack access to clean water


1 in  8 People lack access to clean water

  • 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.
  • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness.
  • Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths each year – nearly one in five – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.
  • Every 21 seconds, a child dies from diarrhea.

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  • An estimated 4,100 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhea globally.1 Malnutrition, due to dirty water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene, is estimated to lead to death in an additional 2,350 children under the age of five each day.
  • Nearly 1.5 million children under the age of five die every year from diarrhea globally.
  • It is estimated that in the 1980s a child died approximately every six seconds from diarrhea
  • 90% of the deaths due to diarrhea diseases are children under 5 years old, mostly in developing countries.

Article source : http://water.org

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The Role of Sanitation in Girl Child Education – A Documentary Film by HEEALS


The Role of Sanitation in Girl Child Education – A Documentary Film by HEEALS

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Heeals is a Non Profit Organisation registered under the Indian Government societies act 21 of 1860
A vibrant civil society organization aims to safeguard health, environment, education and livelihood to promote sustainable development of society.

Through The Medium of Documentary Film and Art we are trying to create Awareness Among the Masses about Girl Child Education , Menstrual Hygiene, Sanitation and Safe Drinking Water and trying to relate how Girl Child education is directly suffering due to bad sanitation facilities , unsafe drinking water and lack of knowledge to obtain the same.

Comments : Did you know some girls due to lack of sanitation facilities cannot make it to regular schools. Don’t they have the right to be pure and clean. We should make sure an initiative is taken to protect their rights. Education is a must for all not only for the boys but girls equally needs to be educated.

How long are we going to keep a blind to this? Lets wake up and join the moment and protect girl children give them their right and serve justice to the community. Join us by spreading the word.

Can Your Everyday Drinking Water Be Poisonous?


This Everyday “Healthy” Beverage Poisons Your Body One Swallow at a Time

By Dr.Mercola

MERCOLA.COM

Environmental Impact

Image taken from banthebottle.net

Bottled water is destructive to the environment. It is a fact that 67 million water bottles are thrown away each day.

That’s a staggering amount of waste considering only 10 percent of these water bottles are ever recycled. Despite the good reputation recycling has, this practice is not always best for the ecosystem as it is labor-intensive, costly and burns natural resources. Also, just because you are throwing your used water bottles into the recycling bin, it does not necessarily mean they are able to be recycled.

Where Your Bottled Water REALLY Comes From

About 40 percent of bottled water is nothing more than bottled tap water! So not only might you still be drinking all the chemicals you were trying to avoid in the first place, you may be exposing yourself to even MORE chemicals by drinking from plastic bottles….

The Dangers of Plastic

Drinking water from a plastic water bottle poses serious health risks to you and your family. Let’s take a look at some of these dangers  to give you a better idea of why bottled water is not the healthy choice you’ve been led to believe it is.

Plastic would obviously be an issue for most bottled waters but it also comes into play for home or commercially filtered waters, or even raw spring water in that you need a container to store your water before you consume it. Obviously the best container is glass because when you choose plastic you are potentially exposed to the following chemicals.

BPA – Bisphenol A or BPA is an estrogen-mimicking chemical that has been linked to a host of serious health problems including:

  • Learning and behavioral problems
  • Altered immune system function
  • Early puberty in girls and fertility problems
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Prostate and breast cancer
  • Diabetes and obesity

Though drinking bottled water directly from a store shelf poses serious health risks, leaving this bottled water in your car or strapped to your bike and exposed to the hot sun will cause even more serious chemical exposure. Ultraviolet rays from the sun or high temperatures will accelerate leaching of the plastic chemicals mentioned above into the water.

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Adding to this health threat is a toxic substance called dioxin, which is also released into bottled water when it is left in the sun. Dioxin has been strongly linked to the development of breast cancer.

Health-conscious people like to transport filtered water from home to ensure a safe supply on the go. If you’re one of these individuals, using a glass or steel bottle instead will bypass the risks associated with carrying filtered water in plastic.

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