Staggering Statistic: The Toll Foodborne Illness Takes on Our Health

February 17, 2016
by Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market
Staggering Statistic: The Toll Foodborne Illness Takes on Our Health

The World Health Organization recently revealed the numbers about something we already know can be devastating: foodborne illness.

One in 10 people worldwide will suffer from a foodborne illness this year. Globally, we lose 33 million years of healthy living every year from these kinds of diseases, such as norovirus, e. coli, and salmonella.

Though you can’t entirely avoid foodborne illness, you can take steps to prevent it. Choose your produce, dairy, and meat carefully, and be sure to wash all food properly. You’ll be happy you took that extra step, trust us.

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