Sponsored Video: Fighting Water Woes with Point-of-Use Filters

Today, 884 million people across the world don't have access to safe and clean water. The solution may be household water filter treatments.


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Today, 884 million people only have access to unimproved water sources (such as wells and plumbing that have not been updated or maintained), which can be the source of deadly water-borne diseases and other contamination. Many of the world's water problems are due to this type of contamination, not lack of water supply. The solution to this global problem may be household water treatments that can be kept at the point of water use. They've been twice as effective in reducing water-borne disease and don't require firewood or extensive time to maintain. Click above to see how providing these water filters can help save lives.

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An estimated eight million people in the U.S. have started a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for their own or a member of their household's healthcare costs, according to a survey released Wednesday.

The poll, which was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, also found that in addition to the millions who have launched crowdfunding efforts for themselves or a member of their household, at least 12 million more Americans have started crowdfunding efforts for someone else.

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In the months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the military to move Japanese-Americans into internment camps to defend the West Coast from spies.

From 1942 to 1946, an estimated 120,000 Japanese Americans, of which a vast majority were second- and third-generation citizens, were taken from their homes and forced to live in camps surrounded by armed military and barbed wire.

After the war, the decision was seen as a cruel act of racist paranoia by the American government against its own citizens.

The internment caused most of the Japanese-Americans to lose their money and homes.

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Step by step. 8 million steps actually. That is how recent college graduate and 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib approached his historic run across the United States. That is also how he believes we can all individually and together make a big impact on ridding the world of plastic waste.

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