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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The 4 letter word (most) North American's shy away from

P.O.O.P. That's right, I said it! Poop.

Recently, I received an email from someone in the U.S (based out of Seattle) who is trying to set up a small team to start an organization which aims at bringing new light to past issues through visual design. The person who contact me found me through my blog while searching the internet for blogs and people who have been talking about sanitation issues. He sent me the link to his visual design and as soon as I started reading it, I knew I had to share it.

It's so true that most North American's shy away from talking about poop, why is that? While I still haven't discovered the answer, what I have found out is that when you live and work overseas the poop "shyness" disappears! Over the past year a half of working in Africa, I've had many a conversations with expats and volunteers whom I've literally just met and suddenly I find the conversation shifting to poop. My favourite poop conversation begins with "I had a solid one today." This is because, if you've lived overseas before, you know this rarely happens due to change in diet and lifestyle.

I've come to realize that it's "healthy" to talk about poop and rather encouraged, thus ensuring that everyone is and stays "healthy." However, after you read the graphic below you will find that 40% of the world's population is unhealthy due to poop because of the lack of toilets and proper hygiene thus, leaving people to defecate (ie "poop") in the open.

Anyway, enough of the talk, here is the graphic on poop that I was given. Enjoy and most importantly...DISCUSS :)

Here is the link to share with others: http://www.onlinenursingprograms.com/lack-of-sanitation/

  Lack of Sanitation
Created by: OnlineNursingPrograms.com

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