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close this bookA Guide to the Development of on-site Sanitation (WHO; 1992; 246 pages)
View the documentPreface
close this folderPart I. Foundations of sanitary practice
close this folderChapter 1. The need for on-site sanitation
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentHistorical evidence
View the documentThe present situation
View the documentConstraints
View the documentPriorities
open this folder and view contentsChapter 2. Sanitation and disease transmission
open this folder and view contentsChapter 3. Social and cultural considerations
open this folder and view contentsChapter 4. Technical options
open this folder and view contentsPart II. Detailed design, construction, operation and maintenance
open this folder and view contentsPart III. Planning and development of on-site sanitation projects
View the documentReferences
View the documentSelected further reading
View the documentGlossary of terms used in this book
View the documentAnnex 1. Reuse of excreta
View the documentAnnex 2. Sullage
View the documentAnnex 3. Reviewers
View the documentSelected WHO publications of related interest
View the documentBack Cover
 

Historical evidence

There is historical evidence from the industrialized world of the need for sanitation as a high priority for health protection. For example, in England in the nineteenth century, exposure to water-related infections was reduced when government-sponsored environmental measures were taken following enactment of public health legislation.

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