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World Toilet Day: Why should you give a crap?

November 19, 2012

WASHINGTON — November 19 marks the arrival of World Toilet Day, which means it's time to talk toilets, according to the Examiner.

world toilet dayThis annual "holiday," launched in 2001, raises awareness about serious global sanitation issues such as the fact that one in three people around the world do not have access to a clean, safe and private toilet, the article stated.

According to the article, despite all the advances in technology and modern conveniences, over two billion people around the world still do not have access to toilets, and the lack of adequate sanitation is not only humiliating, it is a serious health issue that causes thousands of deaths every day.

World Toilet Day is observed annually on 19 November, and this international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge, the article noted.

World Toilet Day brings together different groups, such as media, the private sector, development organizations and civil society, in a global movement to advocate for safe toilets, the article added.

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