1.1 billion -- the number of people worldwide who lack an adequate and safe supply of water for their daily needs, approximately one in five 5 million --- the number of people, mostly children, who die each year from illnesses caused by poor-quality water supplies 5 -- the minimum number of gallons of water needed to meet a person's daily needs, according to the World Health Organization 4.5 -- the average number of gallons of water consumed daily per person in Haiti in 1995 24 million -- the number of people in Bangladesh estimated to be drinking water from arsenic-tainted …
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Adam I. Lowe is a freelance environmental researcher based in Washington, D.C.
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