Monday, January 17, 2011
Help charity: water
What can I say: when it comes to the interwebz, I'm sort of a joiner. Anywho, it's really easy to help support the cause of clean water for developing countries: just click the button and complete the task. Simple, right? This cause is important to me because of my interest in public health and infectious disease; a lot of water-borne pathogens could be easily avoided by simple sanitation measures, sometimes as simple as not digging a well near the public "toilets." I am also particularly interested in parasites, so I'm well-acquainted with disease through drinking water. Two of the most vicious parasitic diseases that could be controlled, even eradicated by a bit of sanitation are Guinea Worm and Schistosomiasis. Visit the charity: water site to learn more. I just read an article too about how digging deeper wells to try to get past the pollutants actually pushes the pollutants farther down, so that they're in the new wells anyway. Please click on the button to help for free!