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911 Water Stats

“While one study and one set of statistics may not justify a change in behavior, multiple studies over a broad range of disciplines and settings should not be lightly dismissed.”

The Global Water Crisis
“Growing a day''s food for 1 adult takes about 1,700 gallons of water.”
--National Geographic Society, 1993 “Water promises to be to the twenty-first century what oil was to the 20th, the precious commodity that determines the wealth of nations.”
Forbes Magazine
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“If the Earths water fit into a liter jug, the available fresh water would equal just over a tablespoon.”
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“Lack of safe water is the number one killer in the world, contributing to about 7% of deaths worldwide or about 1.6 million people.”
World Health Organization – WHO
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“An estimated 6,000 children die each day of water-borne diseases.”
UN report
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“20% of the world’s populations in 30 countries face water shortages.”

Water Quality in the USA
“In the US, over 10,000 violations of EPA regulations regarding municipal water treatment are reported annually.
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“We have found that any chemical we use in our society wil eventually end up in our water supply”
Ralph Nader Research Institute
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 “Many illnesses that in the past could not be linked to any probable cause have now been linked to toxins in our drinking water.” The US Council on Environmental Quality
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“A study by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the USA Environmental Protection Agency concluded that about 7.1 million Americans suffer Nausea or diarrhea each year from bad water, as many as 1200 die as a result.”
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A study in the USToday report by Peter Eisler states that about 40,000 of the 170,000 water systems surveyed and serving about 58 million  violated Federal, State and Municipal regulations. About 9,500 water systems serving about 25 milion people had significant violations which the EPA defines as posing “a most serious threat to public health”
USAToday Report
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Over 2100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer have been found in drinking water in the US.
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A 1998 study by the Environmental Working Group studied the water in 29 major cities. Water, in all cases had traces of weed killer.
Environmental Working Group
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Researchers from the US EPA and the National Geopgraphic Society Survey have now found traces of antibiotics, birth control drugs, antidepressants and even caffeine in water samples taken across the country.

Chlorine is Not Good Enough for Chickens
“Municipal water treatment companies operate in much same way as a standard swimming pool filter: filter out the visible particles and add bleach.”
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“Most large poultry producers now use water that has been dechlorinated because of the discovery that the birds drinking water without chlorine grew faster and larger ad displayed more vigorous health. ‘If chlorinated water is not good enough for chickens, it is probably not good enough for humans.’ said Dr. Joseph Price, who headed up the study.”
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“Chlorine is defined as a pesticide.”
the US Environmental Protection Agency.”
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“Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% Higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”
US Council of Environmental Quality

 

The Bottled Water Debacle
A Good Idea Gone Bad
“The FDA which oversees the bottled water industry has one person dedicated to assuring compliance with the rules concerning bottled water.”
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“25% of the bottled water in the US is derived from tap water, some of which is treated and some which is not.”
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“Over 1,000 bottles of water were surveyed including 103 of the most popular brands. One third of the bottles sampled contained significant contamination.”
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The National Resource Defense Council study“Over 150 BILLION liters of water were purchased last year at a cost of over 100 billion dollars.”
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 “90% of the cost of a bottle of water goes to other than the water.”
“In the US, 85% of drinking water bottles become garbage.”
“2.7 million tons of plastic were used to make bottles for drinking water.”
“Producing water bottles uses about 1.5 million barrels of oil annually.”
“About 2,5000,000 plastic bottles are discarded each day in the US.”
 the Earth Policy Institute

 

You Are At Risk Wherever You Live.
Regardless of where in the world you live or where your water comes from you must be aware of the increasing possibility that drinking water from your tap and even bottling companies poses a threat to your health. Water Statistics point this out.

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