Unsanitary Toilets Linked to Smartness of Kids in Cambodia
Most of the residents in rural areas do their business outside their houses because no toilets are present. They do this by digging holes elsewhere and covering it up with dirt thereafter. Specifically, in Cambodia, 75% of its rural dwellers are defecating on fields around areas where they plant crops and vegetables to sell.
According to a research study conducted by Dean Spears, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, there’s been a strong link found between unsanitary defecation processes and the health of people around the area. He said, “If more people in Cambodia were safely disposing of feces, then children could grow not only taller, but also healthier and smarter, into more productive adults. This is because the same early life health that helps children grow tall also helps their brains grow smart.”
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