We all depend on access to clean water and air to survive, so when these very basic necessities are no longer pure, it represents one of the gravest threats imaginable to the future of the planet and its inhabitants.
Becoming aware of the problem is the first step to protecting yourself and your family. Unfortunately, having clean water and air is more the exception than the norm in the 21st century.
If you simply assume yours is fine, you could be risking exposure to pollutants that harm your health in the immediacy and down the road.
It’s going to take change on a global scale — to industry, agriculture and public policy — to stop the water and air pollution that’s already taking a health and environmental toll, but you can also act on an individual level to help the problem and protect yourself.