Latrines and Privies


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Latrines and Privies
1010809Latrines and Privies
Introduction The proper disposal of human waste (called "night soil" in many parts of the world) is one of the most pressing public health problems in many rural communities. The use of sanitary latrines or privies can be very effective in helping to control disease, which can be spread by water, soil, insects, or dirty hands. While it is necessary to have a sanitary water and food supply, sufficient medical service, and adequate diet to stop disease, the sanitary latrine breaks the disease cycle. Sicknesses that can be controlled by widespread use of sanitary latrines are dysentery, cholera, typhoid, and worms. The human suffering and economic loss caused by th…
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E. W. "Bob" Boulware: Alternative Water Sources and Wastewater Management. Latrines and Privies, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export