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The environment has become a big issue for many people. Global Warming is now on of the biggest political issues in the world. The idea with this blog is to steer away from the hype about global warming, and and focus on an issue that, in China alone, kills 5 times more people every year, than global warming does in the world. According to WHO, water pollution causes 80% of all diseases and kills about 25 million children under the age of five every year.

Clean water is often taken for granted in Europe, very rarely do we have to worry about out tap water. But in recent years, Europeans have increasingly experienced polluted water. Last year, more than 3000 citizens in a small city in Denmark had to boil their water for nearly a month because of groundwater pollution. Thousands water pipes in Belarus are so rusty that they develop leaks, letting in bacteria and chemicals from the soil around them. Spain has a long history of water problems and irrigated agriculture is having an increasingly serious impact on the country’s groundwater. The Baltic Sea north of Germany and Poland and West of Finland is one of the most polluted seas in the world with fish dying from algal blooms every year.

Check out the 10 things you should know about water pollution in Europe for more facts on the subject.

Algae in the Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea in Finland

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