Pipe Dreams—The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet

Author:
Chelsea Wald
Publisher:
Avid Reader Press
Category:
Health

Humans produce about 100 lbs. of poop and 140 gallons of pee each year. Two billion people worldwide lack a minimally adequate toilet. Hundreds of millions don’t use a toilet at all, promoting spread of preventable diseases. In Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet, Chelsea Wald explores efforts to make healthy toilets—and necessary infrastructure—accessible to all.

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Mar. 31, 2021

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