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courtesy of BBC News, Delhi, India – by Ayanjit Sen

Better hygiene must be practiced, says the rural affairs chief.

Village council candidates in India should be allowed to stand for election only if they have a toilet at home, the rural development minister says.
In a letter to all chief ministers, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh …

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courtesy of CNN

The Intelligence Toilet system checks your blood pressure before dispensing advice on diet and exercise.

Health checks from your doctor could be replaced by visits to the bathroom, thanks to a smart toilet developed by a Japanese company.

The ‘Intelligence Toilet’ system, created by Japan’s largest toilet company, Toto, can measure sugar …

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Taxpayers own million-dollar biffy
Tom Brodbeck, January 20, 2005

City hall wants the $1-million toilet on the dink bridge open to the public — even if it’s in the middle of a swanky, martini-serving restaurant on the footbridge’s 4,000-square-foot plaza. It seems fair. After all, we paid a million bucks for the award-winning toilet. We …

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December 22, 2004
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CPSC, Robertshaw Controls Company Announce Recall of Certain Models of 7000 Series Gas Control Valves

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the manufacturer named below, today announced a voluntary …

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Svetlana Vozlinskaya – Pravda (Russia) – Oct. 11, 2003

Toilets pacify and equalize everyone without any exceptions.

The toilet has different names in different countries. It is called a bie zasah gar in Mongolia, it is a bathroom or an outhouse in the US. russian outhouseIn Russia the toilet has a variety of names: it …

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Sapa-AFP – Sept. 10, 2003

PARIS – In the ideal environmentally-correct home of tomorrow, toilets will flush water recycled from the washing-machine or dish-washer, and showers will emit clouds of mist rather than gush water. With 2003 dubbed International Year of Freshwater by the UN, Europe’s cutting-edge designers this week placed the accent on water …

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July 8, 2003 – Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Consumers will soon see gas water heaters that are not susceptible to flashback fires, federal safety officials said.

A voluntary standard in place since July 1 equips new tank-type water heaters with new “flame arrestor” safety technology, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The technology prevents …

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