WHO Waterborne Disease is World's Leading Killer

WHO Waterborne Disease is World's Leading Killer - WHO:...

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WHO: Waterborne Disease is World's Leading Killer By Jessica Berman Washington 17 March 2005 Berman report - Download 633K - Download (Real) Berman report - Download 633K - Listen (Real) The World Health Organization says that every year more than 3.4 million people die as a result of water related diseases, making it the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Most of the victims are young children, the vast majority of whom die of illnesses caused by organisms that thrive in water sources contaminated by raw sewage. VOA's Jessica Berman has more on the story. A report published recently in the medical journal The Lancet concluded that poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined. According to an assessment commissioned by the United Nations, 4,000 children die each day as a result of diseases caused by ingestion of filthy water. The report says four out of every 10 people in the world, particularly those in Africa and Asia, do not have clean water to drink. Resources analyst Erik Peterson, of the Center for Strategic and
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