About 83 pc diseases in Mumbai are water-borne: Survey
Mumbai: With monsoon at its peak, water contamination is the biggest issue for households as nearly 83 per cent diseases are in the city being water borne, according to a survey.
"Due to increasing levels of water contamination, five out of every 10 respondents surveyed had someone in their family and friends falling sick in the last one year. Water borne diseases, a critical cause of concern across cities, have accounted for nearly 83 per cent of all diseases severely affecting people`s health in Mumbai," the Eureka Forbes-GFK survey said.
To understand the impact of water contamination and key issues with drinking water in India and Mumbai, Eureka Forbes and GFK conducted the survey in Mumbai interviewing 596 households.
The survey found that water contamination is the biggest issue for more than 77 per cent households in Mumbai.
Incidences of deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, jaundice, typhoid, diarrhoea as well as common cold, cough and fever were higher among people accounting about 83 per cent in Mumbai compared to malaria, dengue and other diseases, it said.
A significant 49 per cent respondents have attributed unhealthy drinking water as the main cause for the diseases in their families.
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