Access to safe drinking water in the USA – hydration hardship

In the United States, nearly one in two adults and one in four children do not drink tap water on a given day, with even more dismal statistics among minority and low-income populations (Patel et al., 2013).

Patel AI et al. 2013. Sociodemographic characteristics and beverage intake of children who drink tap water. Am J Prev Med. 45(1):75–82.

After the tragedy of Flint, Michigan, we need to highlight the importance of having access to safe, reliable drinking water for all. This paper identifies the key problems and sets out a strategy to tackle this important topic. Have a read!

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