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How much water should a child drink?

How much water should a child drink?

Everyone knows that water is vital to life. However, after a child has developed a strategy on how to receive breast milk or formula in the first year, it may feel a bit harsh to switch to pure old water. Should they drink all day or just here and there? […]

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How public health in the US is affected by water poverty

How public health in the US is affected by water poverty

Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right recognized by the United Nations. Although there has been progressing in recent years, contaminated water and waterborne diseases remain major threats to public health — not only in low-income countries but also in wealthier nations such as the United States. […]

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What happens when the drinking water is unsafe

What happens when the drinking water is unsafe

Clean & water is vital for public health. Improved water supply and sanitation will benefit the local communities while better management of water resources, can boost countries’ economic growth resulting in poverty reduction. The human right to water and sanitation has been recognized since 2010 by the UN General Assembly. […]

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Draught will make you question everything

Draught will make you question everything

Extreme water shortages since October 2020 have had over 116,000 Somalis displaced according to the United Nations. Somalia has been facing a second consecutive season of below-average rainfall from April to June. The situation has been concerning since more than 50 districts have been facing moderate to severe drought conditions. […]

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What scientists say about nitrate in tap water: The situation in Greece

What scientists say about nitrate in tap water: The situation in Greece

Nitrate is a compound that naturally occurs and has many human-made sources. Nitrate can be found in some lakes, rivers, and groundwater. You cannot taste, smell, or see nitrate in water. Consuming too much nitrate can be harmful—especially for babies. Consuming too much nitrate can affect how blood carries oxygen […]

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5 most common impurities found in tap water

5 most common impurities found in tap water

Have you ever wondered how clean the water we consume is? The water we drink may look clean to the eye, but it may contain chemicals and other impurities. The water that comes out of the tap in the house is treated with chemicals for various reasons. Water treatment plants […]

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Can you find Covid-19 traces in water?

Can you find Covid-19 traces in water?

It goes without saying that Covid-19 has impacted the whole globe, making everyone think of various possible ways it could be detected and have its spread the controlled. In Cape Town, they have been working closely with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) to see whether Covid-19 can be […]

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Covid-19 highlights the need of clean & safe water

Covid-19 highlights the need of clean & safe water

More than 40% of the world’s population lives in regions where water is becoming increasingly scarce and that figure is likely to rise.   Every day, nearly 1,000 children die from preventable water and sanitation-related diseases.  Water supplies are increasingly threatened by climate change, overuse, and pollution. The progress for […]

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Social distancing in Africa is a privilege a few can afford

Social distancing in Africa is a privilege a few can afford

The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests self-isolation. How is this possible where slums and informal settlements are part of the physical infrastructures of many African cities? The choice to work from home is more practical for those who work in offices, however many make their livelihoods from selling goods at […]

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Africa dealing with Covid-19

Africa dealing with Covid-19

Several African governments have adopted the U.S/European approach to battle COVID-19.   This is a recipe for failure and adopting solutions must be implemented to save lives.  The U.S./European approach of handwashing and socially distancing as the main means of prevention is not feasible. Nearly 350 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa […]

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