How to Treat Water
Water borne infection is responsible for 80% of the diseases in India and some other countries.Updated: May 19, 2003 17:07 IST
Two-thirds of our body weight is water. It is possible to live without food for three weeks but impossible to live without water for more than three days.
Water borne infection is responsible for 80% of the diseases in India and some other developing countries.
Just check these figures out:
In Uttar Pradesh, after water works sanitation began:
The Cholera death rate decreased by 71.4%.
The Typhoid fever death rate decreased by 63.6%.
The Dysentery death rate decreased by 23.1%.
Diarrhoeal diseases decreased by 42.7%.
Unfortunately, even after being treated water gets polluted.
Whenever there is contamination of the drinking water sources, especially when there is waterlogging after rains, there is an outbreak of infection.
(To be continued)
First Published: May 19, 2003 17:07 IST