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'Waste' Activist Digs Into The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

In 2017, a study reported one in three people in one rural Alabama county had been exposed to hookworm. Catherine Coleman Flowers says the study reveals big gaps in sanitation in rural America.

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'Waste' Activist Digs Into The Sanitation Crisis Affecting The Rural Poor

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