Every drop kills

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Waterborne diseases, caused by the intake of chemicals and contaminated water, affects around 3.4 million people globally. In India, around 563,000 people are affected annually, one fourth of which are children, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

Water gets contaminated due to sewage from households, industrial effluents, human excreta and even groundwater contaminants like arsenic, fluoride and nitrates. Flouride in water is essential to protect teeth but higher levels can adversely impact health. Groundwater contamination due to fluorine affects six million children in India. High fluoride content is found naturally in the waters of Rajasthan. So are nitrates.

High levels of nitrates can prove fatal for infants who drink powdered milk. Nitrates restrict the amount of oxygen reaching the brain, causing the