The Importance of Water
By Sarah McLaughlin (6.04 Wellville Water)
2 liters a day keeps the doctors away!
The Freshwater Catastrophe
Dehydration is when more water and fluids are exiting the body opposed to entering it. Since the body is made up of 75% water, survival requires a rather sophisticated water system and our bodies have thirst mechanism that tells us when we need to increase our fluid intake.
Some of the most common things that may happen because of dehydration are headaches, dizziness, weakness in muscles, dry mouth, tiredness, fever, ect.
In the early stages of dehydration, you may be able to correct it by yourself simply by finding a cool, shaded area to rest at, propping up your feet, taking off excess clothes, and drinking water. It's recommended that you do this for the next 24 hours. In more severe situations it is important that you seek immediate medical attention.
Many people have it in their heads that water was pure before the modern industry took over. In reality though, the pollution is just different now. Water can be considered safer now as we have advances in sanitation the help kill off bacterial growth in our drinking water today.
#2 You can never drink too much water
Believe it or not, taking in too much water can have serious consequences. Drinking too much can dilute your bodily fluid to the point where your salt levels are too low for the body to function. So while it's good to drink a lot of water, it's important not to drink extreme amounts.