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Additional research must be done to ensure safety of pit latrines, new study says
Date:3/21/2013

must be done to understand the impact of global warming on coastal areas of developing countries. If global warming results in flooding of regions relying on simple pit latrines the end result could be widespread contamination of the environment, Graham says.

"Poorly built pit latrines or those that are sited improperly can be a human health risk," Graham said. "Additional research could identify technologies and guidelines that might help developing countries build safer pit latrines."


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Contact: Kathy Fackelmann
kfackelmann@gwu.edu
202-994-8354
George Washington University
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