Over 90% of the cause of diarrheal deaths is unsafe drinking-water, poor sanitation, and insufficient hygiene. Human and animal feces are the main source of diarrheal pathogens. These bugs enter the environment when people and animals defecate, and are then spread to other humans by fingers, flies, in fluids (mostly water), and via surfaces, such as fields.
Each year, 5 million people, mostly children under the age of 5, die from preventable water-related illnesses.
Water-related diseases can be divided into the following four groups:
Water-borne diseases are transmitted through the ingestion of water contaminated with human or animal feces containing pathogenic bacteria or viruses. Some examples are dysentery, typhoid, cholera, and other diarrheal diseases.
Water-washed diseases are caused by lack of water for personal and domestic cleanliness or contact with contaminated water. Some examples include skin and eye infections such as trachoma and scabies.
Host-based diseases are transmitted via an intermediate host which lives in water and causes illness in humans who ingest the water or use it for washing. Some examples are guinea worm and schistosomiasis.
Water-related insect vector diseases are transmitted by insects which breed in water or bite near water. These diseases are not associated with lack of access to clean water, but their spread is often facilitated by the construction of large-scale irrigation systems and reservoirs that create conditions favorable to their hosts. Examples of these diseases include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and filariasis.
Pneumonia and diarrhea are among the leading causes of child deaths globally and disproportionately impact children born into extreme poverty. After the newborn period, nearly as many children die from these two diseases as from all other causes (such as malaria, AIDS, injuries and measles).
On average, children in poor countries have an average of four to five episodes of serious diarrhea annually, severely undermining their nutritional status and propelling them into a vicious cycle of disease. It is estimated that unsafe water, lack of sanitation and insufficient hygiene are responsible for 50% of underweight children in the world. Malnourished children are more vulnerable to other infectious diseases, and are less likely to fully recover. The United Nations estimates that 50% of child malnutrition is associated with unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene.
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Fall 2021 promotion – Free shipping of orders of 12 bottles (1 case). You may order as many cases as you want. Free shipping promotion is limited to 2 cases/person/month.
Please note approximate shipping costs vary depending on destination. Due to shipping fees that are beyond our control, our suggested minimum order is 3 bottles:
1-3 bottles $24-28
6 bottles $27-37
12 bottles $37-57
*If shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, please call the winery for a quote at (509) 875-2211
Shipping available to the following 36 states + Washington DC: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Water from Wine is a very small winery and unable to benefit from competitive shipping rates that larger wineries enjoy. Wine is shipped via UPS, which adds additional fees for shipping alcohol because an adult over 21 must sign for delivery. Water from Wine does not profit from shipping costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns..