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Human Waste: Web Extra

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Listen to this extended version of Rose's interview with Jerome.

We might not like to think about it, but human waste doesn't magically disappear once the toilet is flushed. In developed countries, it's filtered through a complex sewage system. For some developing countries that lack proper infrastructure, human excrement poses enormous public health challenges.

Rose George is author of the book The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters. Jerome spoke with George about her new book and the geopolitics of fecal matter.

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