Public Health Problems

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  • Public Health Problems
    • Diseases
      • Cholera
      • Influenza
      • Typhoid Fever (TF)
      • Tuberculosis
    • Housing
      • People who built houses only cared about making money and not about the people who lived in them.
      • People were forced to live in cellars and attics.
      • No ventilation, meaning smells.
      • Very small houses and very cramped.
    • Sanitation
      • Many houses built had no sewerage system.
      • Streets used communal privies (toilets)
        • The waste from these would go into a cesspit and many landlord would not pay for the cesspits to be emptied until they were overflowing
      • Human waste filtered through into the water supply that the people drank from.
      • Human waste was put into rivers and streams
      • Drinking water was poor and often contaminated.
    • Water Supply
      • Water was only found in communal taps.
      • Communal taps were used by hundreds of people in one area.
      • If one communal tap was contaminated, then lots of people would get very sick
      • Not many taps around the place.
    • Lack of Services
      • Conditions for Workers were downright dangerous
      • So many risks
      • No council to collect the rubbish.
      • Rubbish piled up and disease quickly developed.
        • Disease spread among the crowded and filthy streets of towns and cities.


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