How Much Water Should You Drink Every Day By Fredrick John Stare

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How much water should we drink everyday has always been a question It depends on many factors such as age, gender, health, your activity, and where you live. ("Water: How Much Should You Drink Every Day?") The one who suggested eight glasses in the beginning was Fredrick John Stare. He was a nutritionist and a professor that founded and taught at Harvard School of Public Health in 1942. He advocated that people need to drink at least six glasses water throughout the day and eat the basic four food groups to remain healthy. ("Where Did the 8-glasses-of-water-a-day Myth Come From?") Over time research has made progress with answers to the question of how much water our body needs. The human body needs water to survive because we are made up of 70% water. Without enough water we would dehydrate goes into shock, blood pressure would drop and eventually die because our cells must have water. Age and gender make a difference because as we age our water makeup decreases. Children need more water than adults because dehydration can happen more easily with play caused by sweating.
. Our health is another factor of how much water the body needs. Diuretic drugs, alcohol, herbal supplements, pregnancy, breast feeding, fever, infections and weight loss can
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Most contamination comes from sewage, farm runoff pollution, and industrial waste. Farm runoff happens when it rains a lot because of storms. The water leaves the farms when it rains and other liquids on farms such as waste and fertilizers go into rivers streams, lakes and ponds polluting the water. Water that we use in our homes comes from a groundwater source, a well, or from a surface-water source, a river, lake, or pond. ("Is the Nation's Water Supply Safe? Homeland Security Products and Services, LLC Provides a Hydrant Security Solution Proven Effective Against Foreign Substance Injection into Our Water

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