How Water Quality Affects Your Health
Water Quality and Health
Generally, there are many causes of poor water quality all over the world. In fact, over 50% of water contamination is human derived. For instance, depositing garbage in rivers, human and animal wastes and many more.
The diseases associated with contaminated water may be one of the most serious health problems affecting the world’s population. This brings out the reasons as to why we need access to health services!
As a matter of fact, 1 in every 6 people on the planet do not have access to clean water. Water shortages are imposing serious constraints on the expansion of food production and industry and a provision of adequate sanitation in many countries/regions in many countries.
In Kenya, incidences like infant mortality rate is reaching 39%. The median age being 19 years therefore, young people especially girls cannot go to school because they have to work. They spend 125 hours each day collecting water and this is mostly caused by aridity, drought and desertification.
There are 3 crucial researches in the relationship of water and its constraints
- The first constraint caused by the poor countries and the impact on human activities.
- The maintenance of water in the just going demand.
- There is indirection between water and health especially concerning with diseases associated with insufficient and poor water quality and inadequate disposal of waste.
Concepts of Water Scarcity
The quality of water favourable for your health must not contain pollutants like sediments, nutrients, toxic chemicals, pathogens and other contaminants. Poor water quality can be detrimental or dangerous to your health because of unwanted contents in it. Different diseases may occur as a result of people consuming such water and that is why access to safe water and sanitation is vital. In fact, it is one of the major elements of Primary Health Care. So, What is Primary Health Care?