Monday, September 13, 2010

clean water for a healthy world

WaterAid america together with megree are hand-in-hand to bring awareness to the impact of lack of clean water has globally.

i was told that 4000 children die each day due to illnesses from lack of clean drinking water.

so to make sure the water you drink is clean and safe, the most important thing is don’t drink water straight from lakes, rivers, streams, or springs. there's a whole range of things. there's certainly a bunch of parasites or some people call them protozoans. there's bacteria, nasty viruses and there's all sorts of other toxins that can be in the water — you can't tell by looking.

sometimes there's no choice what you drink. a young couple got lost on a bushwalk, and found themselves drinking from puddles in a creek bed — not good.

because you cannot be sure if your tap water is safe, you may wish to avoid tap water, including water or ice from a refrigerator ice-maker, which is made with tap water.

you may also wish to boil or filter your water, or to drink bottled water. processed carbonated (bubbly) drinks in cans or bottles should be safe, but drinks made at a fountain might not be because they are made with tap water. if you choose to boil or filter your water or to drink only bottled water, do this all the time.

my advise is better to ensure that your household will never be out of supply of filter boiled water. i use the water for drinking, cooking, or making ice.

boiling is the best way to kill germs in your water. after the boiled water cools, put it in a clean bottle or pitcher with a lid and store it in the refrigerator. water bottles and ice trays should be cleaned with soap and water before use. don’t touch the inside of them after cleaning. and for the sake of cleanliness and a healthy living, i prefer to clean our water bottles and ice trays myself.