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Sanitation access linked to children's growth and health

An estimated 1 billion people in the world live without access to any type of sanitation facility, such as a toilet or latrine. Sanitation access is known to be associated with the risk of transmitting certain diseases, including ...

Jun 08, 2017
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How to stop the spread of germs for a winning Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events of the year, drawing thousands of people not only to the stadium it's played in, but also to the host city. Given the scope of the event, Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. ...

Jan 25, 2017
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Sanitation

Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes. Hazards can be either physical, microbiological, biological or chemical agents of disease. Wastes that can cause health problems are human and animal feces, solid wastes, domestic wastewater (sewage, sullage, greywater), industrial wastes, and agricultural wastes. Hygienic means of prevention can be by using engineering solutions (e.g. sewerage and wastewater treatment), simple technologies (e.g. latrines, septic tanks), or even by personal hygiene practices (e.g. simple handwashing with soap).

The term "sanitation" can be applied to a specific aspect, concept, location, or strategy, such as:

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