sanitation
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S: WHO – http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/hygiene/en/ (last access: 4 March 2013); CDC – http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/global/sanitation/ (last access: 5 September 2014).

N: 1. sanitation (n.): 1848, irregularly formed from sanitary. Figurative use from 1934. As a euphemism for garbage (as in sanitation engineer) first recorded 1939.
2. Sanitation: The application of measures and techniques aimed at ensuring and improving general hygiene in the community, including the collection, evacuation and disposal of liquid and solid wastes, as well as measures for creating favourable environmental conditions for health and disease prevention. (UN DHA).
3. Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces. Inadequate sanitation is a major cause of disease world-wide and improving sanitation is known to have a significant beneficial impact on health both in households and across communities. The word ‘sanitation’ also refers to the maintenance of hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection and wastewater disposal.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=sanitation&searchmode=none (last access: 5 September 2014). 2. http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/4F99A3C28EC37D0EC12574A4002E89B4-reliefweb_aug2008.pdf (last access: 18 October 2015). 3. WHO – http://www.who.int/topics/sanitation/en/ (last access: 27 September 2015).
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CR: healthiness.