July 18: Sewage and Health
Common Health is going underground this summer. Our July program will look at one of the most significant public health challenges confronting the planet, that of managing sewage. Cholera, amoebic dysentery, hepatitis, intestinal worms and other parasites and diseases often result when waste treatment fails.
We'll be talking about health threats of improperly managed sewage, including communicable diseases, contamination of water supplies and environmental degradation. We'll look at traditional systems such as septic fields, overboard discharge systems and public sewage treatment as well as innovative solutions to managing waste in challenging conditions.
We invite your calls and email with questions and comments.
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