So Much For An Odd Holiday, Here's Everything You Need To Know About The World Toilet Day
UN has recently marked their annual celebration of the World Toilet Day. With the objective of raising awareness and discussing the often neglected global sanitation crisis, the United Nations is also highlighting the impact of sanitation, or even the lack of it on livelihoods and work environments. Current data shows that about the 2.4 billion people around the world who live without a toilet and the rates of diseases due to inadequate access to sanitation and unsafe water. In line with that, with the theme: "Toilets and Jobs", the UN estimates that in many countries, it creates a five per cent loss in gross domestic product (GDP).
World Toilet Day, Its Impacts And Objectives
In one of their statements revealed by the UN News Center, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that toilets play a crucial role in creating a strong economy. A lack of toilets at work and at home has severe consequences, including poor health leading to absenteeism, reduced concentration, exhaustion, and decreased productivity.
On the other hand, Myanmar Times has reportedly said that the World Health Organization (WHO) believes that those households without a proper toilet are at greater risk for a number of deadly diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A and typhoid. In its recent survey, the WHO fact sheet on sanitation has found that diarrhea remains to be the major killer that is supposedly considered as something that is largely preventable.
Meanwhile, records show that almost 17 percent of workplace related mortality are basically caused by disease transmission. It has also been further revealed that approximately $260 billion is lost every year due to poor sanitation and unsafe water. The secretary-general has also added that investing in appropriate toilets is just but crucial for everyone, girls and boys.
Ultimately, Mr. Ban believes that having the access to a clean and hygienic toilet is a basic human right, which is also found to be beneficial for people, business, and the economy. The UN Secretary-General allegedly hopes for everyone across the globe to continue in working towards a world where everyone, everywhere, has adequate and equitable sanitation.
Climate Change Pioneer Researcher Ralph Cicerone Dies At 73
His research helped develop international policies worldwide.
Climate Change Is Hindering The Cooling Properties Of Earth Volcanoes
Volcano eruptions have quite a few positive impacts on Earth. That is why scientists have detailed the consequences that Earth could face as a result of climate change wreaking havoc on our planet’s volcanoes.
Carbon Dioxide Has Reached New Levels
Carbon dioxide has reached new levels not seen in a long time, scientists warn.
Elon Musk Is Working On A Consensual Telepathy; Latest Details Inside
Elon Musk has confirmed that Neuralink is real and that he is serious about the technology. The firm will soon develop a “neural lace” technology that would involve implanting tiny brain electrodes.
Pollution Kills 1.7 Million Kids Every Year
The WHO reports that pollution is the main cause of death of 1.7 million kids each year. The report stresses the damages of toxic environments, and recommends some measure to help reduce children's mortality rate.
Toxic Air Is Now More Dangerous Than HIV Or Ebola Virus, WHO Warns
Considering that HIV and Ebola is both being regarded as the some of the world's most dreaded diseases, what's the truth behind claims that air pollution is now worse and more dangerous than ever as compared to these two illnesses? What makes air pollution more dangerous and deadly? Find out what health professionals have to say
MORE IN ITECHPOST
The Role of Technology in Education in 2019
2019 is proving to be another great year for trends in educational technology. There are many upcoming trends that seem to have a bearing on the future of the sector with respect to technology.
New Retroreflective Material Could be Used in Nighttime Color-Changing Road Signs
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A thin film that reflects light in intriguing ways could be used to make road signs that shine brightly and change color at night, according to a study that will be published on Aug. 9 in Science Advances.
Top 5 Video Games to Play for a Truly Unique First Date
Video games have a way of taking us outside of ourselves and live in a fantasy world. It's even better when you're playing a game with someone special!