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Some Toilet Facts

Toilet Facts

1. Over the past 200 years, toilets have added 20 years to the human lifespan.

2. 40% of the world, more than 2.4 billion people, lack access to improved sanitation.

3. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.

4. For every dollar invested in sanitation and water, there is a $4.30 return in the form of reduced healthcare costs around the world.

5. Diarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death among children under five and is entirely preventable with access to proper sanitation and clean water.

6. Poor sanitation increases the risk for malnutrition and disease, especially for women and children.



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