Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Gaza desalinated drinking water leading to cancer, osteoporosis and other fatal illnesses

Iyad Salman was terribly shocked to find out that his son, Mohammad (9), has Osteoporosis, an illness that became hugely spread between the children of Gaza. Iyad assured that he was always keen that his children have a healthy lifestyle.

However, his son became ill after buying and drinking desalinated water from carts that sell it in Tal-Sultan neighborhood in Rafah where he lives.

Mohammed's doctor immediately diagnosed the causative of the illness to be the sold desalinated water, which was reiterated by the head of water monitoring department in the Ministry of health, saying that the lack of Chloride in the water causes Osteoporosis, especially for children.

Despite knowing the causes for the illness, there is no substitute for the desalinated water, since the water provided by the Municipality is salted and unfit for drinking, and Israeli occupation control over more than 82% of Palestinian water.

The prices of the desalinated water reach 30 NIS for 1000 Liters.

A German specialized study analyzed drinking water samples, which showed a high percentage of Nitrate Oxidizing Substance that leads to deterioration of children's health.

The normal percentage of nitrate in drinking water should range around 50 mg per liter. The percentage in that of Gaza drinking water, reached double to eight times as much.

Laboratory tests showed severe lack of red blood cells for almost half the children in Gaza.

The desalinated water sold in Gaza was assured to cause Cancer as well.

Dr. Anhar Dahdouh told PNN that the water is desalinated using the method of Reverse Osmosis, in which Filters used must be changed at least yearly. However, the filters used for desalinating the water were found to be changed once every two years.

Drinking this desalinated water, that contains an excessive amount of dangerous nitrates, can cause cancer for the victims within 6-8 years. more


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