Sanitary Condition Quotes

We've searched our database for all the quotes and captions related to Sanitary Condition. Here they are! All 12 of them:

[I]t takes so little effort and money to get rid of malaria, to bring in clean water, to give people a chance at an education. When you don't have hope, that's when people start to do weird, horrible, violent things. That's at the bottom of it. It's just a question of prioritizing. The funds are there." (The Power of One: Interview; July 2005)
Susan Sarandon
To thwart robbers, the poor in particular often held on to departed loved ones until the bodies had begun to putrefy and so had lost their value. Edwin Chadwick’s Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Classes of Great Britain was full of gruesome and shocking details about the practice. In some districts, he noted, it was common for families to keep a body in the front room for a week or more while waiting for putrefaction to get a good hold. It was not unusual, he said, to find maggots dropping onto the carpet and infants playing among them. The stench, not surprisingly, was powerful.
Bill Bryson (At Home: A Short History of Private Life)
My own choice of a single-variable measure for rapid and revealing comparisons of quality of life is infant mortality: the number of deaths during the first year of life that take place per 1,000 live births. Infant mortality is such a powerful indicator because low rates are impossible to achieve without having a combination of several critical conditions that define good quality of life—good healthcare in general, and appropriate prenatal, perinatal, and neonatal care in particular; proper maternal and infant nutrition; adequate and sanitary living conditions; and access to social support for disadvantaged families—and that are also predicated on relevant government and private spending, and on infrastructures and incomes that can maintain usage and access. A single variable thus captures a number of prerequisites for the near-universal survival of the most critical period of life: the first year.
Vaclav Smil (Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World)
Now add in deaths from old age and disease and expand that to a global scale. Please imagine the sanitary conditions in those underdeveloped regions of the raging tropics and subtropics, and those places where there are neither medical facilities nor doctors. In advanced countries, heart disease resulting from intemperate living and cancer due to air pollution are deadly new epidemics caused by the advance of civilization. Every year, about eight hundred thousand of Japan’s one hundred million people will die—a number rivaling that of the total population of its outlying cities and towns. Fifty million people will die worldwide, out of a global population of three billion—a number about equal to the population of England. That’s what life is like for the human race.
Sakyo Komatsu (Virus: The Day of Resurrection)
Graded products may bear the appropriate grade mark: USDC grade A, B, or C. The grade stamp signifies that the product meets the following criteria:Δ The product, by type, is clean, safe, and wholesome. The specified quality standard as indicated by grade designation has been achieved. The condition of the establishment in which the fish was processed was acceptable as required by food control authorities. The product was processed under supervision of federal food inspectors and was packed under sanitary conditions. The common or usual name is accurately reflected on the label. Market form—whole, eviscerated; seafood, alive, whole shucked, and so on.Δ
Ruby Parker Puckett (Foodservice Manual for Health Care Institutions (J-B AHA Press Book 150))
Convenience may come with a nutritional compromise in other parts of the supermarket (where ready-to-serve items are often overprocessed, oversugared, and oversalted), but not in the baby food aisle. The convenience that was always a plus still is; foods come in ready-to-feed baby-portion jars, reclosable for refrigerated storage of leftovers. But today’s baby foods come with other pluses as well. Most varieties contain no added salt; sugar and fillers are rarely added to single-ingredient foods. Since the fruits and vegetables are cooked and packed soon after picking, they retain a reliably high proportion of their nutrients. The foods are consistent in texture and taste, and because they’re prepared under strictly sanitary conditions (conditions that would be difficult to duplicate in your home), you can trust their safety. They’re also relatively economical, particularly if the time you save by using them is valuable to you, and when you consider that less food is likely to be wasted than when you prepare large batches of food for baby.
I assume, of course, that these things are made under the strictest sanitary conditions.” “Oh, absolutely,” Allie said. “The kitchen at our headquarters is immaculate.” She felt herself starting to smile, and Dub pushed her quickly out of the shop. Once outside, she collapsed in a fit of giggles. “Oh, that’s real businesslike, Al,” Dub said. “Are you trying to blow the whole deal?” “Sorry,” Allie said, gasping, “but she was too much!” She imitated Enid’s loud, grating voice. Dub began to grin, too.
Cynthia C. DeFelice (The Ghost of Cutler Creek (Ghost Mysteries #3))
And where will this plague of yours come from?” “It will make the jump from animals to humans in a place where sanitary conditions leave something to be desired. A Chinese wet market, for example. It will start slowly, a cluster of local cases. But because we are so interconnected, it will spread around the globe like wildfire. Chinese tourists will bring it to Western Europe in the early stages of the outbreak, even before the virus has been identified. Within a few weeks, half of Italy’s population will be infected, perhaps more. What happens then, Cesare?
Daniel Silva (The Order (Gabriel Allon, #20))
Furthermore, the social conditions that Chadwick laid bare mapped perfectly onto the geography of epidemic disease—“fever,” “plague,” or “pestilence” in the language of the Sanitary Report.
Frank M. Snowden III (Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present)
In the final decades of the twentieth century and the opening decades of the twenty-first, a much larger global process of urbanization is reproducing similarly anomalous sanitary conditions
Frank M. Snowden III (Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present)
After witnessing conditions of overcrowding and poor ventilation in the Georgetown Union Hotel Hospital in 1861, the US Civil War Sanitary Commission recommended that sick and wounded soldiers be cared for in tents and wooden shanties, structures that offered ample natural ventilation and could be easily abandoned and destroyed if infectious disease became rampant.15 When Borden assumed his post at the Washington Barracks over thirty-five years later, little had changed.
Beth Linker (War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America)
In both the old and the new quarters a pitch of foulness and filth was reached that the lowest serf's cottage scarcely achieved in medieval Europe. It is almost impossible to enumerate objectively the bare details of this housing without being suspected of perverse exaggeration. But those who speak glibly of urban improvements during this period, or of the alleged rise in the standards of living, fight shy of the actual facts: they generously impute to the town as a whole benefits which only the more favored middle-class minority enjoyed; and they read into the original conditions those improvements which three generations of active legislation and massive sanitary engineering have finally brought about.
Lewis Mumford (The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects)