Archive for March 25, 2016
Our planet is unique in its ability to sustain life thanks in no small part to the presence of liquid water. Biologists agree that water is the basis for all carbon-based life; it is no surprise that astronomers in search for extraterrestrial life start by looking at planets with liquid water on its surface. Clean, healthy water is necessary for life to continue flourishing; here are some ways that our bodies rely on water for basic functions.
Water and Our Bodies
Across the nation, Americans use around 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day for drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning among other uses. It is suggested that the average man drinks around 3 liters or 13 cups of water per day and the average woman drinks around 2.2 liters or 9 cups of water