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Ministry to flush out squat loos, push for public to take a seat

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The Public Health Ministry wants to put the comfort back into comfort breaks by encouraging households nationwide to sit rather than squat. 

A child sits on a squat toilet at Wat Klong Toey Nai. The Public Health Ministry aims to promote Western-style seated toilets nationwide to minimise degenerative joint disease. The proposal will be tabled to the cabinet meeting today. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

The push is aimed at reducing degenerative joint disease, which the ministry says can be caused by routinely using squat toilets.

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