Health

Child deaths in Africa could be prevented by family planning

Children under 5 years of age in Africa are much more likely to die than those in wealthy countries as a direct result of poor health outcomes linked to air pollution, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, an increased family ...

Health

Poor water quality linked to sugar drink consumption

Consumption of sugary drinks is common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants and toddlers, and it could be down to water quality, according to a study from The Australian National University (ANU).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers look at risk of infection from water in the air at home

"Don't drink the water" might be good enough advice to keep you from getting sick in some places, but according to researchers from Arizona State and Drexel University, the admonition should probably be expanded to "...try ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mysterious kidney disease on the rise in South Asia

It was an enigma when it was discovered in the early 1990s. And despite the efforts of scientists in fields from hydrology to medicine, it largely remains so.

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Water quality

Water quality is the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water. It is most frequently used by reference to a set of standards against which compliance can be assessed. The most common standards used to assess water quality relate to drinking water, safety of human contact, and for health of ecosystems.

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