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The way modern civilization treats hygiene might not be suitable for us. Generally hygiene is energy, cost and time consuming.

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Hygiene and automation

Water

Pooping and peeing

Or defecation.

Toiletpaper

Cleaning rag

Mop

Bucket

Broom

Tooth cleaning

Fluoride in toothpaste is proven to make teeth harder. Alternatives are coconut oil and soda. Toothpicks are generally advised. Toothbrush is necessary.

Soap

Soda is a good alternative to soap.

Body

Some biologists have come to advise against using soap for bodily cleaning, because it harms the natural layer of bacteriae found on the skin and thus weakens the immune system. On the other hand soap is strongly recommended for developing countries especially after urination.

Clothes

When using a washing machine, soap is harmful to the machine and is generally more for adding a fresh smell then for real cleaning.

Surfaces

Not really necessary. Soda might be a better alternative.

Eating utensils

Soap is useful for speeding up the process.

Medical utensils

Laboratory utensils

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