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Facts About Water

Facts About  Water

    1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s
body is made up of water.

    2. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of
an infant’s body weight.

    3. A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups)
of water per day.

    4. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water
Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in
the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.

    5. Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods
of intense athletic performance.

    6. While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups
per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid
form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the

    7. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost
entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a
mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary
locations in the body.

    8. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a
neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.

    9. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid.
Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and
nutrients with it.

    10. Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in
aquifers than on the earth’s surface.

    11. The total amount of water on the earth is about 326
million cubic miles of water.

    12. Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only
about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water
is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.

    13. The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of
fresh water every day.

    14. The United States uses nearly 80 percent of its water
for irrigation and thermoelectric power.

    15. The average person in the United States uses anywhere
from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet
actually takes up the largest amount of this water.

    16. Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their
water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent
supply their own water from private wells or other sources.

    17. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has
lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.

    18. The weight a person loses directly after intense
physical activity is weight from water, not fat.

    19. The earth is a closed system,
similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains
extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions
of years ago is still present today.

    20. Somewhere between 70 and 75
percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.
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