TEDxTT 2012: “How a Toilet Can Save Your Life,” Eric Brown.
Eric Brown, a Microbiology and Immunology graduate student at UBC, talks about a little known disease called environmental enteropathy. This is where accumulation of “bad” gut microbes spread in unsanitary environments can cause malnutrition. His talk exposes some misconceptions people have about malnutrition, the ultimate importance of sanitation and hygiene, and bring forward new ideas on how to tackle the problem.
November 3rd, 2012. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Filmed by Craig Ross: Video edited by David Ng
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