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A worker disinfects playground equipment inside a kindergarten in Ganzhou, China.

Photos show how people around the world are disinfecting schools, mosques, and streets to stop the coronavirus from spreading

Misting tunnels, spray guns, and robots are sanitizing public places. But experts are still debating the effectiveness.
Hand soap is more effective than hand sanitizer.

How to wash your hands and how long it takes to get clean

97% of people don't wash their hands correctly, which can increase the risk of getting sick. Here's how, when, and how long to wash your hands.

NYC is bracing for the coronavirus impact by cleaning its subway systems daily. New Yorkers are asking why this isn’t done normally.

"It's sad that it takes an epidemic for the stations to be regularly cleaned," one New Yorker responded to the news of the MTA's coronavirus measures.
Jaden Smith, 21, has been active in tackling water-related problems since childhood.

We spoke to Jaden Smith about his work educating people about clean water and sanitation

The entrepreneur, activist and actor spoke to Business Insider at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal earlier this month.
Women carry sacks of banana peelings in Kataanga, Uganda.

An innovative toilet called the ‘iThrone’ shrinks and dehydrates poop — no plumbing or power required

The iThrone toilet from change:WATER Labs dehydrates poop. It only needs to be emptied once a month.
A public toilet built under the "Clean India" mission, which residents say has been shut for over a year, pictured in Guladahalli village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on April 30, 2019.

Bill Gates just gave Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi an award for building 100 million toilets across India, despite protests from Nobel Peace Pri...

The Gates Foundation gave out a Goalkeeper award to Modi for his Clean India toilet program to a crowd stunned into silence in New York.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell travels so often she relies on a special pre-flight routine to keep herself healthy.

A video of Naomi Campbell’s extreme airplane sanitation routine has gone viral, and an expert says she might be onto something

Airplanes of full of germs. Taking precautions like wiping down some surfaces and using hand sanitizer can help keep you healthy.

A ‘Fox & Friends’ host said he hasn’t washed his hands in 10 years, and people thought he was serious

Pete Hegseth made the claim after his "Fox & Friends" co-host Jedediah Bila called him out for eating day-old pizza on-set.
Bill Gates held up a beaker of human feces at the reinvented toilet expo in Beijing on November 6, 2018 to prove a point: unsanitary conditions are dangerous for our health.

A $350 toilet powered by worms may be the ingenious future of sanitation that Bill Gates has been dreaming about

Tiger Toilets run on poop-eating worms and cost less than traditional sewage systems. All they leave behind is water, CO2, and a little fertilizer.
A driver stands next to a truck used to remove sludge from homes in Dakar, Senegal.

A new ‘Uber for Poop’ in Senegal is creating competition to pick up waste from people’s homes

Each year, diarrhea kills about 525,000 children under the age of five. In Senegal, a new system is helping people request trucks to remove poop.