Facts About Water
Do you know enough about your water?
Read these facts about water & health...
- A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water. If a human does not absorb enough water, death by dehydration is the result.
- A person must consume 2 liters of water daily for optimum health. Humans drink an average of 75.000 liters of water throughout their lifetimes.
- Humans cannot drink salt water.
- More than 2 billion people on earth do not have a safe supply of water.
- Water regulates the temperature of the human body. If you have a fever, drink lots of water.
- Water removes waste from the human body. What removes waste from water? Natural and free rocky watercourses, creeks, rivers and underground springs.
- You should never drink water straight from a lake or river, as it can be contaminated with bacteria caused by livestock, wildlife. or human toxic pollution.
- If you live in an old house with lead pipes you could develop serious health problems. Young children are especially affected by lead poisoning due to the minute weathering of the pipelines. Lead is colorless and can easily end up in your tap water.
- Your drinking water may be fluoridated to help prevent dental cavities but the fluoride causes other serious health issues.
- Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption.
- Centers for Disease Control receive notification of more than 4,000 cases per year of illness due to drinking water contamination.
- Water aids in weight loss. 30 minutes before eating a meal, drink a glass of water. It will decrease the appetite and prepare the stomach and intestines for food intake.
- Water can cause serious health challenges when it is contaminated by bacteria and other micro-organisms.
- In most cities and towns, drinking water from the tap is treated so that people don't get sick with diseases such as cholera and typhoid, which are caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites found naturally in the water. Even with purification, toxic chemicals from pharmaceutical drugs, household cleaning products, and manufacturing waste cannot be entirely eliminated.