Bad toilet access costs the world $260 billion a year

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Bad toilet access costs the world $260 billion a year

Today is World Toilet Day, a day when those of us with access to clean, safe toilets should all take a minute to be grateful that we’re not part of the 35 percent of the Earth (2.5 billion people) who don’t have such access. Giving them access would generate $220 billion in economic gains annually, according to the World Bank, $114 billion of which is due to the freeing up of time that would no longer be spent in search of a clean place to defecate.

Click “Know More” to read Gwynn Guilford on the many benefits of expanding access to sanitation.

Read more: http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/bad-toilet-access-costs-africa-4-3-percent-of-gdp/

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