How many people are affected by unsafe drinking water?

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You would think that a majority of the world would have access to clean and safe drinking water due to the fact that water is needed to survive. However, there is a large amount of people who are affected by unsafe drinking water.

According to the Blue Planet Network, over three million people die annually due to illnesses and complications from drinking unsafe water. Additionally, it is estimated that around half of the hospital beds in the world are filled with people who are sick due to unsafe water.

So many people are affected that it’s thought that approximately 10% of diseases in the world can be lessened with clean water.