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Clean water, soap 'boost growth' in kids

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 08/05/2013 @ 1:02 pm In Health | No Comments

(BBC) — Access to clean water and soap not only improves hygiene but may boost growth in young children, research suggests.

A review of global data found evidence of a small increase in height – about 0.5cm – in under-fives living in households with good sanitation.

The studies took place in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Chile, Guatemala, Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, Kenya and Cambodia.

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