Public health Attitudes in Middle Ages

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  • Public Health Attitudes
    • Water Supply
      • Rivers and streams were used to remove sewage, sometimes had rubbish and toilet water in
      • Pure water was delivered, systems of pipes and filtering systems were used
    • Dealing with Sewage
      • Cesspits used to collect sewage, if it rained they might overflow excrement all over the road
      • Had toilets and privies. Potties collected urine, toilets emptied into a pit and the waste dug out
    • Attitudes towards Cleanliness
      • Rich had streets swept but poorer areas stank, some towns tried to keep environment healthy
      • Religious routines made them clean, bathed once a month, washed clothes regularly as well as hands, face and feet
  • Towns
  • Monasteries

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