Monthly Archives: May 2015

Safe sanitation: for the body and mind

  Bathroom, restroom, porcelain throne. John, potty, loo… Whatever you call it, about 2.6 billion people don’t have one. This causes serious health problems for the effected communities. According to the World Health Organization, sewage infiltrates the drinking water supply and kills millions of people every year. 1.6 million people die each year just from diarrheal diseases […]

How Poop Chose Me

By Lily Zepeda Since I was a kid I’ve always been curious about weird sh*t. I used to daydream about getting the opportunity to interview the type of people you’d never hear about on the 5 o’clock news. My head raced with questions, like, “What does a professional Face Feeler do?”  “How does one become […]

Why Sanitation Should Be Sacred: The Economist

Today proper water and sanitation systems are as crucial as ever to avoid crippling infectious diarrhoeal diseases, such as cholera and salmonellosis. Every dollar spent on sanitation brings a return of $5.50, in the form of lower health costs and improved productivity, according to the World Health Organization. Worryingly, however, 14% of the world still practises […]