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Environment and health have always been relevant themes in development. The magnitude of the ecological impact of development in industrialized countries has made it difficult to focus attention on the more basic problems of the least developed countries. The depletion of the ozone layer and green house effect are dominant in environmental discussions even in Bangladesh where national scientists, donor experts and environmental activists overlook a more immediate health risk of massive faecal contamination.