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Our thirsty world 渴望安全水

(added on 2008/11/07)

©2008 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: WHO & UNICEF
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group


Access to safe water is measured by the number of people who have a reasonable means of getting an adequate amount of water that is safe for drinking, washing, and essential household activities, expressed as a percentage of the total population. The map shows the distribution of access to safe water in 1990- 1996. It reflects the health of a country’s people and the country’s capacity to collect, clean, and distribute water to consumers.


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Water 水

  • The human body consists of anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. It is suggested to drink about 2 litres of water a day. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, confusion and is eventually, fatal. Safe water is important in our day-to-day living. However, there are countries that still have difficulties in accessing safe water. Common impurities include bacteria (e.g. vibrio) and even harmful metal salts.
  • 人體是由百份之五十五至七十八的水份構成。有專家建議每天喝大?兩公升的水以防缺水。缺乏水可導致脫水, 精神錯亂, 和最終致命。我們每天的生活與安全水都息息相關。然而,有些國家仍然未能取得安全使用的日用水。不安全的水含有雜質, 好像細菌(如弧菌) 和其他對人體有害的金屬鹽。

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