November 19th World Toilet Day

November 19th World Toilet Day

It may seem a little funny to celebrate a day like World Toilet Day, at least to those of us that have a toilet or two in the house. However, there are 4.2 Billion people in thew world, according to the United Nations, that do not have proper sanitation. Often the rivers and lakes used for washing clothes, dishes and bathing are used as toilets as well. Without the knowledge to prevent desease and waste from spreading into the community entire villages are infected. The UN is trying desperately to change this, but it isn’t easy.

How to celebrate – Be thankful for the toilets you have. Take care when visiting remote areas of the world. Contribute to the UN to help protect those that need to be protected.