Every year on 19 November, World Toilet Day is celebrated to raise awareness on the importance of toilet for sustainable sanitation and climate change. The day also focuses on bringing proper sanitisation facility in the communities who don’t have access to safely managed sanitation.
Climate change such as drought, flood and rising sea can be threatening for the sanitary system as they may contaminate the available drinking water in wells and ponds and spread human waste to agriculture lands, which in turn, can cause infections to humans such as hepatitis or COVID-19.
Keeping restroom clean or maintaining the cleanliness of a toilet is crucial for the prevention of several diseases and infections. Toilet helps in accumulating human waste to a safe and accessible setting from which the waste can easily be treated or safely disposed of. Also, human waste can be safely used for energy production and as a fertiliser for providing essential nutrients to the plants.
In this article, we will discuss some of the infections that may spread by using a dirty toilet. Take a look.
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