Definitions for sanitationˌsæn ɪˈteɪ ʃən
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the state of being clean and conducive to health
sanitation, sanitization, sanitisation(noun)
making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
The hygienic disposal or recycling of waste.
The policy and practice of protecting health through hygienic measures.
Origin: From the contraction of sanitary, sanit + -ation
the act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene
Sanitation is the hygienic means of promoting health through prevention of human contact with the hazards of wastes as well as the treatment and proper disposal of sewage wastewater. Hazards can be either physical, microbiological, biological or chemical agents of disease. Wastes that can cause health problems include human and animal feces, solid wastes, domestic wastewater, industrial wastes and agricultural wastes. Hygienic means of prevention can be by using engineering solutions, simple technologies, or even by personal hygiene practices. The World Health Organization states that: The term "sanitation" is applied to a wide range of subjects such as: ⁕Improved sanitation - refers to the management of human faeces at the household level. This terminology is the indicator used to describe the target of the Millennium Development Goal on sanitation, by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. ⁕On-site sanitation - the collection and treatment of waste is done where it is deposited. Examples are the use of pit latrines, septic tanks, and Imhoff tanks.
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The development and establishment of environmental conditions favorable to the health of the public.
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