More people have access to cellphones than toilets
NEW YORK, NY – If you don’t believe there is a shortage of sanitary toilets in the world, then you don’t know squat.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, says of the 6.9 billion people on the planet, only about 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines.
However, UNICEF estimates around 6 billion earthlings have mobile phones. That’s nearly every person on the planet, except for about a billion, but who’s counting?
But if that’s true, then the world has a toilet gap of about 2.5 billion people. That’s eight times the total number of people living in the United States.
And of those 2.5 billion, UNICEF estimates that 1.1 billion squat and do their business in the open.
UNICEF also says dirty water, poor sanitation, and dismal hygiene create diseases that kill 1,800 children a day around the world.
That would be the same as 90 entire classrooms of elementary school kids in Texas dying every day.
Something to think about next time you flush your balls down the toilet.