HEALTH & WELLNESS

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2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
As a result, preventable diseases such as ebola, viruses and pneumonia
continue to take lives.

The Challenge

A new era is beginning in which we will see a dramatic increase in population growth combined with a much higher degree of affluence.

However, basic health challenges remain. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, and preventable diseases such as ebola, diarrhea and pneumonia continue to take lives.

And as Western-style nutrition and lifestyle continues to permeate developing countries, the number of people suffering from diabetes is expected to rise – having already reached pandemic proportions.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; International Diabetes Federation

Where Science Can Help

Science is developing solutions for healthier foods, effective medicines, more active lifestyles and improved hygiene. These solutions include:

  • Ingredients that can help improve the health profile of food
  • Pharma solutions that help treat the population’s evolving needs
  • Water treatment technologies and ingredients for soaps that help address the inadequate availability of hygiene and unsafe drinking water
  • Technologies that help support an active lifestyle

Dow's Solutions At Work

Dow products and technologies are addressing the challenge.