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March 20, 2010

3.5 MILLION DIE EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF POLLUTED WATER

ALTERNET - The devastating earthquake in Haiti last January claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people, making it one of the biggest single natural disasters this year.

But in contrast, some 3.6 million people - including 1.5 million children - are estimated to die each year from water-related diseases, including diarrhea, typhoid, cholera and dysentery. . .

A study by the Joint Monitoring Programme of the World Health Organisation and the U.N. children's agency UNICEF provided current trends on water and sanitation in 209 countries and territories worldwide.


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