Safer water saves lives

Collier, Roger
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p415
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the association between safe drinking water and water-related deaths. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), water-related deaths could be prevented by improving sanitation and hygiene, increasing access to safe drinking water, and improved water resources management to decrease drownings and spread of infectious diseases. In a report titled "Safer Water, Better Health," 0.2% of deaths in Canada were due to drownings but in other countries, water supply problems resulted in malaria, malnutrition and deaths from diarrhea.


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