Drinking tap water is no longer as safe as you might think.
In recent years, there have been cases of people becoming ill, as well as cases of serious illnesses, in countries where tap water has been tested, according to the World Health Organization.
And there are even concerns that tap water can lead to serious infections, especially in Africa.
In 2014, there were more than 30,000 reported cases of gastroenteritis worldwide, according the WHO.
Many countries have introduced restrictions on water purifiers and water purifying equipment to prevent infection, but even then, the WHO says there’s still no way to eliminate all the risk of waterborne infections.
“There’s a lot of mistrust,” said Dr. Maria Kalev, a consultant physician and director of the Center for Global Health Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“People are mistrustful, they’re suspicious of the government, and they don’t trust the medical profession.”
Kalevala, who is a professor of microbiology at Johns Keck School of Communication and an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, says that in many countries, people don’t even know that water is safe to drink, or that tap supplies are safe to use.
“In most cases, people are not aware of the safety of drinking water, and that is why there is a problem,” Kaleva said.
“This is a crisis that we are facing today, and the problem is we are not talking about a crisis in the West, we are talking about this in the developing world.”
A lack of transparency In a country where water is widely distributed, it is extremely difficult to track the water quality of tap water supplies.
It is not uncommon for people to receive taps from their neighbors, who then pour water on the tap, but to get the tap water directly from a factory, where the water is treated and bottled.
The water that is bottled is not tested and is often not tested for bacteria or viruses, according an analysis of water samples by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) published last year.
“The problem is, even in countries like India, where we have a huge amount of water that has been treated and is being delivered to consumers, there is still no transparency,” said Kalevar.
“We are not going to get to the bottom of this.
So, it’s not possible to know if the water you are drinking is safe.”
In addition, according for a 2016 study by the World Bank, the vast majority of people in developing countries do not have access to health care, which is critical for improving water quality.
The World Bank says the lack of access to healthcare for millions of people is one of the biggest drivers of water scarcity in the world.
It also highlights that there are no national health plans for water quality in some of the poorest countries, which have a population of only about 100 million people.
It’s estimated that between 30 and 70 percent of people lack access to sanitation, according UNEP.
The lack of health infrastructure has also been cited as a major driver of water shortages in India.
According to the UN, between 90 and 95 percent of households in the country lack clean water, according a study by The Hindu newspaper.
Many people, including children, suffer from waterborne illnesses that can cause infections, such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections.
Some of the countries where the WHO data is most reliable are in sub-Saharan Africa.
According the WHO, the poorest country in the African region has the most severe water shortages, with more than three million people still lacking access to safe water.
“As a consequence, most people in those countries do have no access to clean water,” said Katharine Hoeft, director of global health policy at the UN Environment Programme.
“So we are living in a situation where the problem of water is not just the health problems, but also the environmental problems.”
Water scarcity can also have a negative impact on the quality of life.
A 2014 report by the UN World Food Program found that water shortages can cause health issues and economic stress, such that “water-stressed countries are particularly likely to experience severe social and economic impacts”.
According to a 2014 study by UNEP, the biggest burden of water-related deprivation is in the sub-Sahara region, where water scarcity can be particularly acute.
In Africa, some of Africa’s poorest countries have water scarcity problems.
In Nigeria, for example, water is scarce in some areas, which causes many people to not be able to access water, which in turn leads to malnutrition.
In addition to poverty, many people in the region live under water scarcity.
In India, for instance, in 2016, water scarcity caused some of India’s largest cities to run out of drinking fountains.
The problem of drinking tap water in India can also be caused by the lack a proper sanitation