Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The World Hates Us for Being Sanitary

Last post from Nov 10, 2006?:

Do you want to know why most of the world hates us here in America?
"The humble flush toilet, taken for granted in most rich countries, could be a cheap but powerful tool to slash childhood deaths and boost global development, a U.N. report said Thursday.

The annual report of the U.N. Development Program said that lack of access to clean water and basic sanitation in a third of the world killed nearly 2 million children each year. This amounted to nearly 5,000 deaths per day, most of them preventable, and made diarrhea the second biggest childhood killer.

"No access to sanitation is a polite way of saying that people draw water for drinking, cooking and washing from rivers, lakes, ditches and drains fouled with human and animal excrement," said Kevin Watkins, the main author.

The report cited Peruvian studies that the installation of a flush toilet in the home increased by almost 60 percent the chances of a child surviving to the first birthday and in Egypt by 57 percent.

It said that 2.4 billion people have no access to sanitation and 1 billion people have no access to clean water. Many of those without adequate water used about a gallon per day, compared to about 50 gallons in Europe and about 100 gallons in the United States."
Just look at how they are changing our culture. Many places are now being forced to put HOLES in the floors of their bathrooms becaue that is how these people go to the bathroom..... by standing over a hole in the floor. Well, if they can't change our culture on the top side, they will change it from the bottom... up.

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