Interesting Water Facts

Canada and The World
  1. Once evaporated, a water molecule spends about 10 days in the air.
  2. Water helps to regulate the earth's temperature.
  3. About 70% of the earth is covered in water but only 2.5% is fresh water in various forms.
  4. Almost 9% of Canada's total area is covered by fresh water and 2% by glaciers and icefields.
  5. Canada has about 25% of the world's wetlands - the largest wetland area in the world.
  6. In Canada, there is more water underground than on the surface.
  7. The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water
  8. 97% of all the earth's water is ocean or sea.
  9. Approximately one million miles of pipelines and aqueducts - enough to circle the earth 40 times - are in the United States and Canada.
  10. Water is a natural insulator which regulates the earth's temperature
The Great Lakes are the largest system of fresh, surface water on earth, containing roughly 18% of the world supply. Water and health

66% of the human body is water. The body’s organs contain the following amounts of water:

  • Human blood is 83% water.
  • Kidneys are 82% water.
  • Muscles are 76% water.
  • The Human brain is 75% water.
  • Skin and Liver are both 70% water.
  • Connective tissue is 60%
  • Human bones are 22% water
  • Human body fat is 20% water
  • Water leaves the stomach five minutes after consumption
  • Every year, 1.8 million people die from diseases related to poor quality water; 90% are children under five, mostly in developing countries.
  • It is recommended that people drink 2 to 3 liters (about 8 glasses) of fluid every day.
  • By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
  • The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.
  • A person can live without food for more than a month but only approximately one week, depending upon conditions, without water.
Interesting facts
  • The average person in Canada uses anywhere from 70-100 gallons of water per day.
  • Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water. litres of water are required to flush a toilet.
  • 85 - 95 litres of water are used during the average shower
  • 7.5 litres of water is used to brush your teeth.
  • 45.5 - 76 litres of water is used on average for an automatic dishwasher.
  • * 76 litres are used on average to wash dishes by hand (watering running to rinse).
  • * The average Canadian household uses 1,400 litres of water during the day, or 511,000 litres during the year. * * It takes approximately 3.75 litres to process a quarter pound of hamburger. * It takes 7, 850 litres of water to make four new tires. * 147,955 litres of water is used to manufacture a new car including tires. * A birch tree gives off 265 litres of water per day in transpiration. * An acre of corn gives off 15,140 litres of water in transpiration each day.
What is fluoride, exactly?

Fluoride is one of the elements in the periodic table, and it is extremely toxic. Rat poison is sodium fluoride. Fluoride is almost as toxic as ARESENIC with a toxicity rating of 5 [extremely toxic] which has been used as a poison throughout history.

Research shows that fluoride causes degenerative disease that accelerates the aging process. There are entire communities, particularly in Russia, where there is an overabundance of endemic fluoride in the water, and at the age of 30 the people in these communities have the bodies of seventy-year-olds. They walk with canes. They become so crippled that they are unable to work.

Fluoride causes a breakdown of collagen, which is a protein in the body that provides structural integrity to many tissues. It is laid down as a matrix in the formation process of bone, tendons, and ligaments. It also is responsible for creating the integrity of the skin. When collagen gets broken down, one of the first things we see is wrinkling. Another fact is that fluoride is definitely cancer-causing in humans, and this is well documented and well known by the EPA.

The fact that fluoride is carcinogenic is well entrenched in scientific data. Another important fact, especially in areas like South Florida where there is a large elderly population, is that we find a higher incidence of hip fractures in fluoridated regions. The reason for this is that fluoride causes fluorosis of the bone, which causes the bones to be brittle.

In 2006 the ADA’s alert, following the Food and Drug Administration’s October disapproval of fluoridated bottled water marketed to babies,(6) and after the recent National Research Council’s (NRC) fluoride report indicating babies are fluoride overdosed from “optimally” fluoridated water supplies” The NRC also revealed fluoridation’s adverse effects to the thyroid gland, diabetics, kidney patients, high water drinkers and others

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/flfluoro.html

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