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  Nurses to check dirty school loos
Updated 12 April 2003, 17.56

Nurses are to check toilets in the UK's 30,000 schools to try to make sure they're as clean as they should be.

Health boss Pat Jackson said: "...many school toilets are in a poor and often smelly condition."

She said doing a special survey of school loos would mean they could then ask the government for better toilets and proper drinking water.

Health affected

The campaign is being organised by various groups including School Councils UK and the British Toilet Association.

Campaigners say standards generally aren't good enough and poor loos can affect children's health and even how well they learn.

In January, a study revealed many children avoided using school toilets altogether, blaming the state of them and a fear of bullies.

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