. Explain the relationship between sanitation and disease
Ans: Sanitation and disease are related to each other because poor sanitation is the cause of large number of diseases. The Untreated human excreta are a health hazard. It pollutes soil and water sources including groundwater. Groundwater is a source of water for wells, tube wells, springs and many rivers. When this polluted water is used for drinking, it can cause water-borne diseases including cholera, typhoid, polio, meningitis, hepatitis and dysentery.
Therefore, lack of sanitation resulting in drinking of polluted water can cause health problems.