the development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness, protecting health, etc.
the disposal of sewage and solid waste.
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How to use sanitation in a sentence
Nationwide, authorities addressed sanitation issues, and implemented laws and regulations to better protect water resources.How a Swiss Ski Resort Was Ravaged by Typhoid and Survived | Daniel Malloy | September 9, 2020 | Ozy
These projects have complicated processes normally designed by mechanical or sanitation engineers.
Let’s work also with policymakers, cities, and underdeveloped countries with poor sanitation to better monitor live virus in our waters and treat wastewater appropriately.Everything we know—and don’t know—about human-to-animal COVID transmission | jakemeth | September 4, 2020 | Fortune
He’s staging pop-up sanitation stations in states from New York to California.
That may consist of a breakdown in a basic step like sanitation, or other protocols that people in our food supply should be following.The Salmonella Outbreaks Among Peaches and Onions, Explained | Jenny G. Zhang | August 28, 2020 | Eater
New York now employs fewer cops, firefighters, and sanitation workers than it did in 2002.
And in a city with large slums and poor sanitation, rats can thrive easily, fleas and all, to spread the plague.
In CDC-speak, the problem is filed under the vessel sanitation program (VSP).A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned | Kent Sepkowitz | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With less than a dozen toilets in the entire community, poor sanitation fuels high rates of malaria and lethal cases of diarrhea.
As long as you exercise basic sanitation and cleanliness sort of protocols … I think the risk is relatively low.U.S. Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training | Tim Mak | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Half the army was in hospital from want of proper nourishment and commonsense sanitation.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The question of village sanitation, etc., would have been solved long ago.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
We all know what American scientific medicine and sanitation is doing in Panama and in the Philippines.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
Notice the excellent sanitation and the unusually high cost of living.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
If one is perishing of hunger and thirst, sanitation seems unimportant enough.The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen
British Dictionary definitions for sanitation
the study and use of practical measures for the preservation of public health
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