A study report from an Environmental health research team at the University of Iowa in the United states has shown that children under the age of five face an increased risk of contracting Diarrhea when they share a toilet with just one or two other households.

The Lead author Kelly Becker has said that toilets shared between just a few households are only marginally safer than public latrines for children and further suggest that if families had access to sanitation products to wash their hands and regularly clean the toilets, the risk of under-five contracting Diarrhea would drop by 36 percent.

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