Today, November 19, is World Toilet Day

The amount of time people spend looking for somewhere to go in the open costs India $10 billion every year in lost productivity -- or 20% of its GDP

WORLD TOILET DAY

The global demand for water and sanitation services is worth over $50 billion.

World Toilet Day

2.4 billion people in the world live without improved sanitation.

WORLD TOILET DAY

In India, the time spent looking for a toilet or finding somewhere to go in the open costs the economy over $10 billion every year in lost productivity ? 20% of GDP.

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Loss of productivity due to illnesses caused by lack of sanitation and poor hygiene practices is estimated to cost many countries up to 5% of GDP.

WORLD TOILET DAY

Disease transmission at work mostly caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices causes 17% of all workplace deaths.

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Diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year.

World Toilet Day

One in 10 persons has no choice but to defecate in the open (WION)