The number one cause of death for children under

The
issue of available clean water affects 844 million people today 1. A high
percentage of the population live in developing countries that lack sufficient water
treatment, resulting in contaminates such as feces and harmful chemicals
entering the water. Contaminated water can lead to diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery,
cholera, typhoid, and polio and is the cause of 502 000 diarrhoeal deaths a
year 1. In addition to clean water, there is also a shortage of sustainable
methods to heat water for daily household uses such as cooking and bathing. Most
common methods of heating include charcoal and firewood, contributing to acute
respiratory infections, the number one cause of death for children under five
2, as well as higher deforestation rates and carbon emissions. 

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