MAY 21 2010


Ancient Rome, Claudius, Cloaca Maxima, Poliomyelitis, World Health Organization

Image by rogue2408 via Flickr Cloaca Maxima Large-scale collection of sewage began more than 2400 years ago with the construction of the Cloaca Maxima in Rome. The Dejecti Effusive Actio was one of the earliest sanitation laws, and it fined Romans who hurt passers-by when they tossed or poured their wastes into the streets. However,…

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