Mineral water pregnancy in Indonesia
Posted On July 15, 2021
Mineral water pregnancies are an increasing problem in Indonesia, with some reports indicating as many as 100 cases per year.
In 2015, the country recorded 10 mineral water pregnancies in a single day.
The number of pregnancies among those affected has risen by 30% in the last five years.
“The reason for this increase is due to the increase in water consumption, the increase of population growth, and the lack of water for washing and cleaning,” said Manto, a local resident.
“The water consumption in Indonesia has increased from 1,200 litres per capita per year to about 3,000 litres per person per year, and there are no plans to decrease that,” he said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that between two and three million people around the world suffer from mineral water toxicity, with more than one in five deaths attributed to the water.