More Than 300M People In Asia, Africa, L. America Risk Infection With Waterborne Diseases Because Of Increasing Pollution, UNEP Report Says
Thomson Reuters Foundation: More than 300 million at risk of life-threatening diseases from dirty water: U.N.
“More than 300 million people in Asia, Africa, and Latin America are at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid due to the increasing pollution of water in rivers and lakes, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said. Between 1990 and 2010, pollution caused by viruses, bacteria, and other micro-organisms, and long-lasting toxic pollutants like fertilizer or petrol, increased in more than half of rivers across the three continents, while salinity levels rose in nearly a third, UNEP said in a report on Tuesday…” (Mis, 8/30).
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