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2017

We tracked sanitation disasters throughout the year: Twenty Sam Diegans died of Hepatitis A, with most deaths attributed to the lack of public toilets and handwashing facilities on city streets. Texans, Floridians and Peurto Ricians lost wastewater treatment facilities to hurricanes. We drafted a new Disaster Sanitation Planning Guide. Carol McCreary represented PHLUSH at the World Toilet Summit in Stockholm. For World Toilet Day, Hayley Joyell Smith gave the keynote at the Jamaica Toilet Summit followed by the premiere of Karina Mangu-Ward’s film FLUSH. See Annual Report 2017.


Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…

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PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…

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