World Toilet Day

November 19th

Most people are surprised to learn that the invention that has saved the most lives since it’s inception is actually the toilet. Toilets were first exhibited in 1851 prompting the first major instillation in England. By 1907 most upper class houses, and the majority of public spaces had been outfitted with restrooms. Since then the toilet has been an undeniable aspect of modernity, and the prevention of nearly 50 diseases that can be spread through human feces- the most notable of which are dysentery, cholera, and typhoid. Toilets are a vital part of increasing global health, and will play an unmistakable role in decreasing death and disease from water related illnesses around the world.
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