Without safe water or sanitation, people are trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease. Across the developing world, millions of women are wasting precious time collecting dirty water, children are dying from preventable diarrhoeal diseases, and communities have open sewers running through them.
The other side of the coin is that poor WASH provision is strongly linked to the spread of diseases, such as diarrhoea, and acute respiratory infections. Children are especially vulnerable. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that poor WASH is the main cause of around 28% of child deaths worldwide, and diarrhoea is the second biggest killer of children under five years old worldwide.
748M people in the world don't have access to safe water. This is roughly one in ten of the world's population.
2.5 billion people don't have access to adequate sanitation, one in three of the world's population. http://www.wateraid.org/uk/what-we-do/the-crisis/statistics In 2011, the infant death rate in Glasgow was 5.9 per 1,000 live births, a huge improvement on the position in 1855 when nearly 200 infants in every 1,000 died in their first year of life. http://www.understandingglasgow.com/indicators/children/health/overview Environmental health risks are factors which are outside out bodys and can affect, a persons wellbeing or influence their behaviour. Environmental health risks include problems with, Air quality, Water quality,…