Persuasive Speech On Waterborne Diseases

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Worldwide, infectious diseases such as waterborne diseases are the number one killer of children under five years old and more people die from unsafe water annually than from all forms of violence, including war. (WHO 2002) Water-borne diseases are any illness caused by drinking water contaminated with human or animal faeces, which contain pathogenic microorganisms. (Lenntech) Contaminated water in developing countries is becoming worse and worse as time passes. It is common for women and girls have to walk several kilometers every day to fetch water for their families. Once filled, water jugs can weigh as much as 20 kg (44 lbs). (Wikki) And even after all that work the water could still kill them or their kids. Scientist and innovators all agree we need to come up with a solution to this huge problem. I watched many TED talks over the issue, but only two of them truly caught my eye. Two men,…show more content…
The LifeProof bottle does not! The LifeProof bottle is also good for 6,000L and when you reach the limit the bottle shuts down until you replace the filter and you can continue again! By supplying developing countries with the Lifesaver bottle could save hundreds of thousands of lives. The Lifesaver bottle company is trying very hard to raise money so they can send bottle over to the people who truly need it in developing countries.

The second TED talk I watched was by a guy named Sonaar Luthra, called “Meet the Water Canary.” The Water Canary is a real-time water quality data provider. (WC) designed to help people in developing countries. Testing if water is contaminated can be very expensive, very time consuming, and often takes much skill and intelligence. But the Water Canary takes only seconds to provide you with a simple green light, meaning the water is safe to drink of a red light to show the water is

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