Global Water Crisis Looms Large – By Dr. Mercola

Global Water Crisis Looms Large

By Dr. Mercola

Favella in Rio de JAneiro

Favella in Rio de Janeiro

  • The Summer Olympic Games have brought renewed attention to Brazil’s water pollution problem; 30 percent of the sewage lines in Rio de Janeiro are exposed, allowing raw sewage to flow openly through the streets
  • Contamination of water supplies around the globe has increased the cost of water treatment by 50 percent in some areas, making it increasingly difficult to provide safe drinking water
  • Two primary contributors to water contamination and treatment costs are farms operating in areas that supply water to surrounding cities, and large numbers of people living on and around underground watersheds

Clean, pure water — in sufficient amounts — is one of the most important foundations for optimal health.  In the USA  for instance, …..   

Unfortunately, most tap water is far from pure, containing a vast array of disinfection byproducts, fluoride, radiation, heavy metals, agricultural runoff, pharmaceutical drugs and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical used in the production of Teflon and flame retardants.1      

And that’s the short list. What’s worse, more than half of the 300-plus chemicals detected in U.S. drinking water are not even regulated.2     

Each year, red flags over toxic drinking water are raised across the U.S., with reasons varying from location to location. The poisoning of Flint, Michigan, brought much-needed attention to the problem in the U.S., while also exposing the political inertia and outright lies that allow these things to happen.  [Read more]

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  • demerwater  On October 20, 2016 at 4:48 am

    This has been discussed here before. Type the words – water Ming – in the search box to review.

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