Facts about Water?
Sometimes interesting, sometimes disturbing Read on to learn more about the water in your life. Everything you ever wanted to know about water. Interesting and Useful Water Facts of water 1. Only Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.
2. As oceans are very wide and there are multiple to be found on earth, oceans store most of the earth's water. This is apparently 97% of the total amount of water on earth, 2% of which is frozen.
3. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
4. About 25,700 litres (6,800 gallons) of water is required to grow a day's food for a family of four.
5. A child dies every 8 seconds from water-related disease.
6. Groundwater can take a human lifetime just to traverse a mile.
7. If all the world's water were fit into a gallon jug, the fresh water available for us to use would equal only about one tablespoon.
8. When water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium, it is called hard water. Hard water is not suited for all purposes water is normally used for.
9. An acre of corn will give off 15,000 litres (4,000 gallons) of water per day in evaporation.
10. Most of the world's people walk at least 3 hours to fetch water.
11. Bottled water can be up to 1000 times more expensive than tap water and it may not be as safe.
12. "Legally Safe" and "Totally Safe" mean two completely different things to the EPA. The CWA (Clean Water Act) regulates 9 contaminants. If tap water contains less than the maximum acceptable levels of those contaminants you water is legally safe. Yet the EPA is investigating 10,000 others that are not regulated, known to be in tap water, with safety unknown. Hence, the reason you should 'treat' "Legally Safe" water.
13. More than 2 billion people on earth do not have a safe supply of water.
14. You should drink enough to equal ½ your body weight in ounces - daily? Thus, if you weight 140 lbs., drink 70 oz and if you weigh 200 lbs drink 100 oz.
15. Soft drinks and coffee, although almost entirely water should avoid diuretics, such as caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. Every six oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to rehydrate you.
16. We lose over 2 quarts (64 oz) of water every day through the normal vapor exchange through our skin, otherwise known as perspiration. Those 10-12 cups we lose daily need to be replaced to maintain healthy fluid balance.
17. If all new sources of contamination could be eliminated, in 10 years, 98% of all available groundwater would then be free of pollution.
18. There are 12,000 different toxic chemical compounds in industrial use today, and more than 500 new chemicals are developed each year.
19. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.
20. Baths use less water than a typical shower. Soaking in a partially filled tub will use less water than a short shower.
Reasons to Drink Water 1. Water is absolutely essential to the human body's survival. A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
2. Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite.
3. Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
4. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer.
5. For a majority of sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain.
6. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease.
7. Water can prevent and alleviate headaches.
8. Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance.
9. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
10. Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation.