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It's Not A Joke, It's World Toilet Day

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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Credit World Toilet Organization Hold the Potty jokes. Every November 19 is World Toilet Day, designed "to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.6 billion people (nearly half of the world's population) who don't have access to toilets and proper sanitation." Here's the hot poop: The water and sanitation crisis has claimed more lives than all the wars of the 20th century, combined. 1 out of 5 children die of diarrhoeal disease, which means a mother can expect to bury at least one of her children before their 5th birthday. More than 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated into lakes, rivers and coastal areas. Water which flows into your lakes, your kitchens. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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