Evaluation of the hygienic and sanitary conditions of the public restrooms in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil / Avaliação das condições higiénicas e sanitárias dos lavabos públicos em Boa Vista, Roraima, Brasil

Mário Maciel de Lima Junior, Helen Cristina Shuertz Paulino Siqueira, Winny F Peixoto, Magna Bezerra Feitosa


Background: This paper evaluates the hygienic and sanitary conditions of the public’s restrooms in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil.

Methods: The study used questionnaires to collect information on hygiene and sanitation of public toilets. Descriptive statistics were used to evaluate raw data in this study to evaluate hygienic and sanitary conditions of the public’s restrooms in Boa Vista, Brazil.

Results: A good number of the public toilets had basic facilities such as water, paper towel, and port liquid soap and fitted with signalling tools. About, 19 (38%) toilets were clean while 13 (26%) were not clean.

Conclusions: To ensure that public toilets have the necessary sanitary and hygiene conditions, maintenance and cleaning should be carried out by strategic spatial policy makers within local administrations. Public toilets that are accessible, and have basic facilities in good working condition, odourless, dry floor and meets user needs is a fundamental for good health.


Sanitation, Hygiene, Public toilets, Boa Vista

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34117/bjdv7n7-102


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