Global Facts - Sanitation Issues
- EVERY DAY, around 10,000 people die because they drink water that has been polluted by toilet waste.
- Every 15th second a child dies of diarrhea related disease. A silent killer indeed.
- 1 in 3 people lack access to adequate sanitation.
- Women who don’t have any access to toilets might be raped in the fields while doing their human needs. And in some areas, men who don’t have a toilet at home have difficulties to get married.
- In for example India, 3 out of 4 have NO toilet. Others may have toilets, yet feces may still leach out to infect the available drinking water.
- Today the flush toilet is the root of a world-wide problem: an awful old habit of mixing drinking water with human waste (which we are now sadly all too used to).
- Sewage is by far the largest polluter of oceans and estuaries.
- Today we must go in a new direction to stop destroying our drinking water AND the valuable plant-nutrients in our manure AND protect our environment.
- In most vacation resorts around the world, sewage infects the beaches with virus parasites and bacteria.
- In London, the Thames river receives raw sewage for days after rain, infecting fish, seafood and in the end, people.
- Sewage treatment mainly consists of attempts to separate the waste from the drinking water which no one can do at a reasonable cost.
- The result is just less polluted sewage effluent and a large amount of toxic sludge which no one knows what to do with, all at an enormous cost!
- Animal fertilizer is the best fertilizer we can imagine, as it contains a full spectrum of macro- AND micro nutrients.
- When we render human and animal waste safe as fertilizer, we also cut the pollution in half since we do not get run off from both chemical fertilizer AND animal waste.
- Chemical fertilizer only contains NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium) and will deplete soils of the crucial nutrients for creating healthy food.
- After repeated use of only chemical fertilizers, the micro-nutrients in the soil are depleted. Then plants have less resistance to bugs and mold, requiring more pesticides.
- Since neither the sewage industry nor governments know what to do with toxic sludge, they have simply re-named it (BIO-SOLIDS) and now spread it on food producing land.
The US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) see no choice but to allow it to be spread on food-producing farmland as the only cheap enough method of getting rid of the huge amounts accumulating.
So instead of poisoning our agricultural land with toxic sludge from sewage treatment plants (receiving everything that anyone wants to get rid of); it is high time to stop mixing drinking water and wastes and catch the plant nutrient before they are permanently destroyed by heavy metals, drug residues and persistent chemicals.