The public restroom pilot program is funded by the city and run by staff members and volunteers at Prevention Point, a Kensington community group.
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Paul Kurtz
October 04, 2019 - 12:49 pm
City officials believe they're starting to get a handle on an outbreak of hepatitis A in Kensington, thanks to a number of initatives, including the recent rollout of mobile public restrooms. Prevention Point, a Kensington community group, is overseeing their day-to-day operations.
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April 30, 2019 - 1:02 pm
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man flushed his grandparents' ashes down a toilet after his mother kicked him out of her home. The Tribune-Review reports that Thomas Wells was arraigned Monday on two counts of abuse of a corpse and a criminal mischief charge...
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A diaper sensor made by Samsung spinoff Monit will alert parents' or caregivers' phones when it's time for a change — no more smell test.
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Ian Bush
January 08, 2019 - 4:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (KYW Newsradio) — More than 118 million smart speakers reside in homes across the country, according to a new Edison Research report . And if the annual CES tech show in Las Vegas is any indication, we could even see their use explode — well, in the commode, because Amazon's digital...
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Near-capacity toilets force Joshua Tree campgrounds to close
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January 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
By Ray Sanchez and Chris Boyette (CNN) — California's Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday will become the latest casualty of the federal government's partial shutdown, closing campgrounds amid health and safety concerns over near-capacity pit toilets. With a quarter of the federal government...
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Visitors look at a model of a self-contained toilet at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
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November 06, 2018 - 11:29 am
By Mark Schiefelbein, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China. "You might guess what's in this beaker — and...
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Next time you're dumping your stuff in the security trays, best have that hand sanitzer nearby.
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September 05, 2018 - 12:57 pm
By Francesca Street (CNN) — What's the most germ-filled spot in an airport? The bathrooms? Those crowded waiting areas? The passport checking counter? Surprisingly, none of the above. A new study from a team of experts from the UK's University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for...
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