Have you ever turned on the tap in your kitchen, filled up a glass and took a swig? Or have you ever taken a swallow of pool water after a spectacularly chaotic cannonball? If you have, you may be endangering yourself more than you know.
Throughout the United States, there have been reports of brain-eating amoebas and flesh-devouring bacteria living in the water that our cities use. No matter what precautions are being taken, microscopic killers are living in drinking water all over the world. You`re probably not in immediate danger, but these people in China probably are.
The toxic waters throughout China are a horrifying reminder of what some cities consider "acceptable" drinking water.
People that live in China`s rapidly industrializing towns are subject to high levels of water pollution.
In Wenzhou, China, it`s especially bad. The growth of industries have destroyed the water supply.
Not only is the water polluted, but it`s killing the fish... which is further polluting the area.
It`s an incredibly huge problem and it`s only going to get bigger.
Children shouldn`t have to be subjected to such filth.
But China isn`t the only one who has to deal with water pollution.
Leaks and spills occur all over the world, destroying ecosystems and creating toxic drinking water.
This kind of dirty water, like the remnants of Hurricane Katrina, are breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses and amoebas.
Throughout many parts of China, 70-90% of the water is polluted.
Deadly diseases are linked to such pollution, which can affect people on a global scale
No matter where you are... trusting the water may not be a wise idea.
More people need to think about what`s in their water before taking a drink. The pollution in China is an extreme example, but the multiple cases of dying children in our own country should make people more aware of what`s going on behind the scenes.
Take the time to do your own research and share this story with others. It can be a scary world out there.