One of the most form of waste is water waste. Think about all the water we use in our household for showering, cleaning utensils, doing laundry, flushing the toilet and many other water functions in our homes and work places.
Water is life. No living thing can survive without water, plants, human beings or animals. Did you know that the highest percentage of our continent space is covered with water?
However, although we have so many oceans, seas, rivers and many other water sources, not all water is safe for consumption for the living things or efficient for use in chemical and biological laboratories.
Chlorine is a bleaching and oxidizing agent as well as a strong disinfectant. For many years it has been used as a disinfecting agent especially in tap water.
Chlorine has been in use (to disinfect water) since way back in the 1890s.
Statistics indicate that the oceans account for about 97% of the Earth’s water.
Also, they cover over 71 percent of the Earth’s surface. Out of all that sea water, 2-3 percent has ice caps and glaciers, while 1 percent is fresh water. The rest? Piecing salty water.
The statistics on the safety of drinking water across the world can be alarming. One in ten people does not have clean water close to their homes, while one in four people lack a decent toilet of their own.
Access to safe drinking water is recognized as a fundamental human right, and the lack of it exposes a community to a lot of health perils, including diseases like cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, and dysentery.