The State of Water in the World
Clean water is headline news as of late. When you look at the stories coming out of Ohio and their poisoned water supply, the West Virginia chemical spill, California drought and the banning of plastic water bottles in San Francisco, water is getting some big time press time.
Yet, what of the rest of the world? What is the status of the water supply around the globe? How are people affected by the lack of clean water or even the unavailability of water at all?
Let’s take a look.
According to data collected by the US Census Bureau, in 2012, the population of the United States was 313.9 million people. In …
Protect Yourself From Montezuma’s Revenge!
Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly and turkey trots are all also known as traveler’s diarrhea. Do you get the chance to travel abroad for vacation? Maybe you have to visit other countries for work instead. Whatever the case may be, drinking tap water while in a different country may lead to some not-so-pleasant results. As estimated 10 million people develop traveler’s diarrhea every year.
What Causes Traveler’s Diarrhea?
Traveler’s diarrhea is caused by certain bacteria, including the following:
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
Here’s where you’ll find these types of bacteria:
- Undercooked or raw food
- Contaminated food
- Contaminated water (including ice cubes)
What Are the Symptoms of Traveler’s Diarrhea?
- Diarrhea (obviously)
- Abdominal cramps