from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Formulation and application of measures designed to protect public health.
- n. Disposal of sewage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The hygienic disposal or recycling of waste.
- n. The policy and practice of protecting health through hygienic measures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The practical application of knowledge and science to the preservation of health; the putting and keeping in a sanitary condition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
- n. the state of being clean and conducive to health
Lack of sanitation is one of the greatest risks in Port-au-Prince, as more than a million people now live in 116 improvised camps without latrines in school yards, soccer stadiums and even the front yard of the presidential palace, said Steve Hollingworth, chief operating officer for CARE.
They dealt daily with no running water and the very basic in sanitation as they waited for improvements from the state.
So sanitation is bad for a lot of the city, even beyond where the tent camps are.
"Affirms that the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation is derived from the right to an adequate standard of living and inextricably related to the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, as well as the right to life and human dignity"
I'd toss in vaccination and antibiotics in the developed world, but water sanitation is the one big thing.
Advances in sanitation, medicine, productivity, etc. have made life so radically different that comparing a standard of living from one era to the next is nothing but a curiosity.
The idea that the Jewish dietary laws were primarily about sanitation is naive at best, and doesn't explain why Jesus threw them out …
The idea that the Jewish dietary laws were primarily about sanitation is naive at best, and doesn't explain why Jesus threw them out — it's not like food preparation techniques took a quantum leap upwards around the year 0.
Agents 'reports included improvements in sanitation, reductions in numbers of underweight children, and increased quantities of home-canned food – changes that affected the health and overall quality of life of rural families.
A society that cannot provide itself with basic sanitation is doomed to suffer serious declines in public health.