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Leader Resource 2: World Toilet Day

Statistics from the WaterAid U.K. website.

Toilet Tax

Please pay what you can before entering the bathroom. This action is to raise awareness about the lack of sanitation and clean water in much of the world and money to help solve the problem. Your Toilet Tax donation will be sent to WaterAid, an international organization that works with communities in developing nations to bring sanitation and clean water.

Did you know?

  • More than 2.5 billion people do not have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet.
  • One gram (.03 ounces) of feces can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs.
  • The simple act of washing hands with soap and water after going to the toilet can reduce diarrheal diseases by over 40%.
  • Safe disposal of children's feces leads to a reduction of nearly 40% in childhood diarrhea.

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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.

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