Tuesday, December 6, 2011
80% of Diseases are Water-related by Sola Ogundipe & Chioma Obinna
As Nigerians continued to struggle for portable drinking water, expert has said that no fewer than 1 billion people in the developing world, including Nigeria have no access to portable water and 80 per cent of diseases are water -related.
Also, statistics available have shown that almost 2.2 million lives are lost due to diarrheal diseases annually, with more than four billion disease episodes, globally.
It is in this context, United Nations, has established the MDG of halving the number of people without access to safe drinking water, and reducing by two-third the mortality of children under five years, by 2015.
However, to curb the health problems that arise due to lack of clean water, Unilever Nigeria Plc has introduced a scientifically proven germ killer water purifier called “Pureit”.
Pureit works with a break-through “Germkill Technology” and has an advanced multi-stage purification process which provides water that’s completely free from all harmful germs, thus giving 100 per cent protection from all water-borne diseases. It provides high quality water at an affordable price.
At the launch of Pureit, the Managing Director, Unilever Nigeria Plc , Mr Thabo Mabe who enumerated the importance of safe drinking water noted that studies have found that safe water improves many health conditions such as chronic exhaustion, poor nutrient absorption, impaired toxins removal, poor nutrients circulation, angina, heartburn, hypertension impaired immune system and many more.
Mabe said “Other benefits of clean drinking water daily are related to better functioning of the kidneys. Kidneys need water to filter out waste and toxins from the body. Lack of clean water would allow the kidneys to dump their work to the liver and what happens next is that the liver will not perform as well by not metabolizing the fat as it should do and consequently leads to an impaired immune system.”