Polluted drinking water is killing us!

From the 2010 United Nations report titled 'Sick Water' :

  • More people die as a result of polluted water than are killed by all forms of violence including wars.
  • Worldwide, nearly 900 million people still do not have access to safe water.
  • At least 1.8 million children under five years old die every year due to water related disease.
  • Over half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from water related diseases.
  • One fifth of the world’s population, or 1.2 billion people, live in areas of water scarcity, and this is projected to increase to 3 billion by 2025 as water stress and populations increase.
Group of children holding sign- We need Water
The people pictured probably have water. It is just too polluted to drink.