Polluted Water Killing More People than All Wars, Etc.

Highlights from the UN World Water Report:

• More people die every year from polluted water than from all forms of violence, war included.

• 2 billion tons of waste water is discharged daily.

• More than half of all the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients with water-borne diseases.

• It takes 3 liters of water to make one liter of bottled water. U.S. production of bottled water takes 17 million barrels of oil yearly.


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