Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We all know our body needs water to survive. Water contains vital minerals such as minerals and electrolytes. The body takes water and fuels our organs with these enriched minerals. Our bodies are 50% to 70% water. It is a crucial part of our diet. Our body uses water to digest food , carry waste, and regulates our body temperature. So now that you know how vital water is to life, why should people have access to undrinkable water? More than one out of six people lack access to safe drinking water, 1.1 billion people, and more than two out of six lack adequate sanitation. 3900 children die every day from water borne diseases. The media says that our body needs 8 glasses a day, but what if we are over weight? or under weight? Too tall Or short ? poor or rich? They don't have an answer. Unfair, maybe? The best way we can help these people is to conserve as much water as possible. We can also flood global government institutions with letters that call for proper plumbing or higher water purification regulation in under developed countries.