Worship every drop.
A child dies every 15 seconds
Water is considered a purifier in most religions.
A child dies every 15 seconds from easily preventable water-related diseases.
Water constitutes 2/3 of the human body.
New born baby ~ 77%
Grown-up man ~ 65%
Grown-up woman ~ 58%
The elderly ~ 50%
About 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered.
The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size.
This body water is distributed in different compartments in the body. Lean muscle tissue contains about 75% water. Blood contains 83% water, body fat contains 25% water and bone has 22% water. To function properly, the body requires between 1-7 liters of water per day to avoid dehydration. In addition to the daily maintenance of our bodies, water also plays a key role in the prevention of disease.
United States in 2000, we used about 323 billion gallons per day of surface water and about 84.5 billion gallons per day of ground water.
UNESCO's World Water Development Report (WWDR, 2003) from its World Water Assessment Program indicates that, in the next 20 years, the quantity of water available to everyone is predicted to decrease by 30%. 40% of the world's inhabitants currently have insufficient fresh water for minimal hygiene. More than 2.2 million people died in 2000 from waterborne diseases (related to the consumption of contaminated water) or drought. In 2004, the UK charity WaterAid reported that a child dies every 15 seconds from easily preventable water-related diseases; often this means lack of sewage disposal.
To halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water is one of the Millennium Development Goals.
Water has 2 main functions in the metabolic process
1. It delivers oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the body.
2. It removes toxins and waste from the body.
Other functions of water
1. Regulates body temperature through perspiration.
2. Reduces friction between joints and facilitates movement.
3. Acts as a cushion between organs in order to protect them.
4. Facilitates normal functions of body processes.
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