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Water #pollution has risen across 3 continents, putting millions of people at health risk:

Hundreds of Millions Face Health Risk as Water Pollution Rises Across Three Continents Tue, Aug 30, 2016 - Pathogen and organic pollution rises in more than 50% of river stretches in Africa, Asia and Latin America - Asia hit hardest by rise in severe pathogen pollution with up to a half of all river stretches affected - Up to 323 million people on three continents at risk of infection from diseases caused by pathogens in water | Français &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 30 August 2016 - Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid, UN Environment warns today. The worrying rise in the pollution of surface waters in Asia, Africa and Latin America also threatens to damage vital sources of food and harm the continents' economies, says UN Environment in its latest report, ...

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