There is an inseparable bond between health and the environment. Human depends on the environment for their survival. Nature or the environment provides all resources required for mankind.Therefore, the environment should be kept clean and healthy to keep us healthy. A good environment gives us longevity. People living in better environmental conditions have higher life expectancy than those living in a polluted environment. If the environment is polluted, it causes various types of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Environmental balance is a must for the growth and development of human race.

The ways of controlling water borne diseases are:

  • Drink water only after it is purified such as boiling, filtering etc.
  • Water source should be kept clean.
  • Grazing of animals and throwing of garbage around the water sources should be avoided.
  • Proper use of toilet.
  • Eating foods only after its washed.

The importance of environment health is it provides us knowledge about the nature or the environment which provides all resources required for mankind and teaches us that the environment should be kept clean and healthy to keep us healthy.

The diseases which are spread from contaminated water are: -

  • Cholera
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentry
  • Typhoid