Health Statistics: Water

  • Fraction of the body comprised of water: 2/3
  • Number of people worldwide who do not have access to safe drinking water, (source: World Health Organization): 1 billion
  • Annual deaths worldwide from lack of safe drinking water and sanitation (source: World Health Organization): 2 million
  • Pesticide prevalence:
    • In virtually all streams
    • In about half (30-60%) of wells, groundwater

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