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Smarter Toilets, Improving Hygiene and Sanitation Worldwide

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  • As many as 2.5 billion people live where sanitation isn’t available; around 2 million tons of waste enters waterways daily, causing cholera and other diseases
  • Clean drinking water, as well as water for cleaning, laundry and sanitation is lacking in many developing countries and even in the U.S., but money to fix it is a global problem
  • Drought, clogged sewers, water main breaks, pharmaceutical and farm run-off, plastic water bottles, and the risk of BPA poisoning are all results of water shortage or contamination
  • The “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” has created a toilet with its own built in treatment plant; the Omni Processor, another innovation, converts feces into safe drinking water

By Dr. Mercola

For people in most Western societies, having access to clean water for multiple uses at any moment is a given — it's as close as the nearest faucet.


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