And now for something completely different…

Posted by on Sep 25, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cleaner water means longer life….and more hot flashes.

Seriously though, did you now that the World Health Organization estimates that unsafe water and inadequate sanitation kills some two million people annually, mostly children under the age of five? What’s more, over a billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water?

Chlorination of drinking water here in the U.S. is one of the most significant public health advances, says the Centers for Disease Control. Not only has it virtually wiped out waterborne diseases but it’s also extended Americans’ life expectancy from 47 years of age in 1900, to 78 years of age in 2006.

In honor of the American Chemistry Association’s 100th Anniversary celebration of chlorination, let’s raise a clean glass and say cheers! And then maybe give ’em a few jeers; afterall, an increase in life expectancy means we’re all living longer (and longer through those menopausal years)!

Seriously though, we’re pretty lucky to have clean drinking water. Even when we’re sweating and swinging.

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