Scottsdale Plumber | World Health Day

World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7th every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organization) in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health. The Day provides an opportunity for individuals in every community to get involved in activities that can lead to better health.

It is hard for most of us to imagine what life would be like without modern plumbing. For World Health Day on April 7th, we hope to give you a new appreciation for the important role plumbing plays in our health.

In fact, the topic for World Health Day 2014 is vector-borne diseases. Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another. Vector-borne diseases are illnesses caused by these pathogens and parasites in human populations. They are most commonly found in tropical areas and places where access to safe drinking-water and sanitation systems is problematic.

According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people in the world have no access to safe water and as a result more than 3.1 million children die each year from using contaminated water.

Here in America, we are incredibly fortunate to have modern plumbing advances that mean we don’t have to worry about unsafe drinking water or faulty sanitation systems. Thanks to the dedicated people who work in the plumbing industry, we have safe water to drink, cook with and bathe in and have proper sanitation that most of us probably take for granted.

Today we hope you are especially grateful for your home’s plumbing system and the clean water you get to enjoy and digest every day.

If you need any help with your own water filtration or plumbing needs, contact Ben Franklin Plumbing AZ today.