15 October 2007

Taking Tap Water for Granted

There has been a lot of press recently about the negatove externalities of bottled water - lots of bottles in landfills, etc. But (via Colin Farrelly at In Search of Enlightenment) it seems easy to overlook the incredible importance of clean running water, piped in to your tap to drink and bath in and piped out of your house to flush away waste. This story from BMJ (a publication of the British Medical Association) reports on a readers poll that identified running water as "the greatest medical advance since 1840."


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