Why Toilets?

Let’s talk dirty. If you were out in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom, what would you do? Where would you go for privacy? Often we go to the bathroom, we use the toilet and we forget about the toilet. We grow up thinking that toilets are a human right when in fact they are a privilege.  In this website I will bring the toilet out from behind a closed door, and show you how this object can change the world. 

Blue restroom sign with man crossing his legs and women folding her hands

Photo from Pixabay

The toilet has the capability of doing wonderful things. The invention of the toilet in the mid-19th century turned out to be a weapon of fighting disease, and according to Rose George, author of the book The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, was eventually  voted the best medical advance of the last 200 years by the readers of the British Medical Journal. This great technologically advanced object is something we use every day- it doesn’t smell and it fits nicely within our homes. But yet I think we lock it out of conversation, because it is uncomfortable. If it plays such a vital role in our society should we avoid talking about it? Should 2.5 billion people continue to live without this life saving advancement? I think not.  

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