Why the modern bathroom is such a wasteful, unhealthy design

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Bathrooms are complicated. They appear to be designed with almost no thought to how human bodies actually work, use drinking water to flush away what could be a valuable source of nutrients and phosphorus. We have covered much of this over the years, particularly in the series on The History of the Bathroom

Writing in the Guardian, I look at the development of the bathroom and summarize many of the points covered over the years in TreeHugger, and note:

We mix up all our bodily functions in a machine designed by engineers on the basis of the plumbing system, not human needs. The result is a toxic output of contaminated water, questionable air quality and incredible waste. We just can’t afford to do it this way any more.

Read it all in the Guardian.

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