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Polishing up on new household rules | Letters

22/02/2019 Letters 0

Virginia Smith is intrigued by the psychology of cleanliness, Mike Hoskin is feeling overwhelmed by the proposed schedule and Nicky Ford is concerned about the environmental impactAbsent from your otherwise fascinating survey of towels and toilet brush…

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Liverpool led the way on water fountains | Letters

17/10/2018 Letters 0

Philanthropist Charles Melly saw a free supply of water as an antidote to drunkenness, writes Susan Major. Plus Harry Holloway recalls his favourite public toilet in LondonLondon has made a big splash about installing public drinking fountains (Londone…

Hookworm, a disease of extreme poverty, is thriving in the US south. Why?

Exclusive: in America, the world’s richest country, hookworm, a parasitic disease found in areas of extreme poverty are rampant, the first study of its kind in modern times shows

Children playing feet away from open pools of raw sewage; drinking water pumped beside cracked pipes of untreated waste; human faeces flushed back into kitchen sinks and bathtubs whenever the rains come; people testing positive for hookworm, an intestinal parasite that thrives on extreme poverty.

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