Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Startling Water Facts!

As the school year begins, please take a look at updated Water Statistics!!

Can  you imagine?
Across the world, about 884 million people suffer from a lack of access to water that is safe.

More than 3.5 million people will die every year due to sickness that is water-related.

A child dies from a water-related disease every 20 seconds.

Diarrhea kills more children under the age of 5 than malaria, measles, and AIDS combined; about 1.5 million each year.

Compared to richer people residing in the same city, less wealthy people are forced to pay between 5 to 10 times more for a liter of water.

An American who takes a shower lasting just five minutes already utilizes more water than an average person who lives in the slum of a developing country does in one entire day.

In the human body, more than 60 percent is made up of water.

While 75 percent of the surface of the globe is covered in water, 98 percent of that is unfit for drinking because it is saltwater.

An average human can only last for about a week without drinking any water.

Almost 4 trillion gallons of water are consumed in America each month.

A typical American utilizes 176 gallons of water every day, while the typical African family utilizes just 5 gallons of water every day.

(statistics provided by Seametrics)

We can change these statistics by funding water projects at schools in need around the world.  Please choose a school project today.  Learn about the global water crisis, and the actions that YOU can take to make a difference today, and every day!

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