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Kohler helps Caltech in quest to reinvent toilet for world's poor

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Wisconsin firm supplies plumbing parts for prototype for solar-powered, self-contained unit

Aligning itself with a group of doctoral students in California and a Sheboygan-raised environmental chemistry professor, Kohler Co. is lending a hand to an effort to reinvent the toilet.

This may prompt you to snicker. Don't. It's not funny, and the fact that nice people avoid talking about human waste contributes to what is an enormous and deadly problem.

In India, for example, the United Nations estimates that more than 600 million people don't use toilets. They don't use latrines either. They go on the ground.

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