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Half of China’s tap water does not meet national standards

BEIJING: Half of China’s tap water does not meet national drinking water standards, but the problem is not so severe as to cause an immediate threat to human health, an official survey said. A survey of the country’s water quality conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2009 showed that 50 per […]

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Water – The Lifeblood of The Human Body

We all need water to live.  Humans can survive a month without food but only a week without water.  Why is water so important? Every cell from the simplest to the most complex one is made up mostly of water.  Exactly how much water you are made up of depends on your age.  Babies’ bodies […]

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Heat your house with car tyres and earth

A dirt cheap and 100 percent ecological house that has all the comforts of an ordinary home, without being connected to the electricity grid, waterworks, sewer system or the natural gas network. It does exist, but in most countries, building one is not allowed. An Earthship is a completely self-sufficient house that has a natural […]

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Ecological Sanitation – What is it?

Eco Sanitation works on the principle that urine and faeces are not simply waste products of the human digestion process, but rather are an asset that if properly managed can contribute to better health and food production and reduce pollution. Eco-sanitation latrines: Store and prepare faeces for use in agriculture by encouraging the formation of […]

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The toilet that can help solve our water & energy problems

There is a ‘toilet revolution’ taking shape – with tankless toilets which save water while reducing watershed pollution. Upwards of 3 million people die annually from diarrhea, dysentery, and parasitic diseases — all for the want of clean water. Meanwhile, each year in the water-rich United States, 2.1 billion gallons of the world’s most precious […]

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How Much Water Should You Drink?

Eight glasses a day? More or less? The amount of water we need to drink each day can vary. In an issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Source lists factors that can increase the need for fluid, including: Increased physical activity Hot and humid weather Dry indoor air and high altitudes, which reduce moisture in […]

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Wash Your Hands!

Real-World Proof of Hand Washing’s Effectiveness Scientists are reporting dramatic new real-world evidence supporting the idea that hand washing can prevent the spread of water-borne disease. It appears in a new study showing a connection between fecal bacteria contamination on hands, fecal contamination of stored drinking water, and health in households in a developing country […]

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Interesting Water Facts – You’ll be Surprised…

Water is an extremely precious resource both globally and particularly in Southern Africa. Consider some of these glaring facts: 97% of the earth’s water is in the oceans. Only 3% of the earth’s water can be used as drinking water. 75% of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the polar ice caps. Over 6 […]

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Water Quality Testing

Do you know what’s in your drinking water? Many areas of Africa are affected by water pollution and microbial water-bound contaminants like Cholera. The increased demand on water suppliers has often lead to water that is unfit for human consumption, being inadvertently supplied to your tap. This is often the case in many smaller towns […]

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