Scientists around the world for many years explore the issue of hygiene and stunting. After studying numerous papers and studies on this topic, concluded that the child's growth is accelerated by the condition that it will be washed clean with soap and water. The most active period in the development of the child is observed in the period up to five years.
According to the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) at the present time on earth is about 165 million children suffer from stunted growth, and in some cases there is a full stop, which increases mortality and reduces productivity.
The studies revealed that growth and development is influenced by many factors, one of which is soap and clean water. When periodic wash clean with soap and water the child's growth accelerated to an average of 0.5 see
However, in third world countries, such as Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Guatemala, Pakistan and so on, before the population acute problem of water supply and sanitation. Therefore, people with low income cannot afford a daily basis to give sufficient attention to hygiene. According to Dr. Barbara frost, difficulty of access to detergents and water affects the development of children from an early age, the first sign is a slow growth.
According to statistics, every year in developing countries due to a lack of food killed approximately 3.1 million people. The greater part of this amount are children in the age group from 0 to 5 years.