Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County, Va., school board after he was barred from using the boys’ bathroom. The dispute put him at the center of a debate over transgender rights.
The pandemic ignited a conversation about the use of public space, but the city’s lack of public restrooms has led to long lines and some uncomfortable situations.
An appeals court had ruled that a Virginia school board’s policy barring a transgender boy from using the boys’ bathroom was unlawful.
Some of the island’s lakes and reservoirs have nearly run dry. And water restrictions have forced many residents to modify how they shower, wash dishes and flush.
If you’re unsure about materials or you’re shopping online, there are some basic guidelines you can follow.
Amazon was built on an underdog philosophy, but its workers are finding a voice. That presents a problem for the company that goes far beyond the union vote in Alabama.
As Biden pushes for an infrastructure package, let’s fix our scandalous lack of public restrooms.
Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.
Students and teachers are placing pads outside bathrooms as part of a grass-roots campaign to fight period poverty and to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation.
A novice camper needed a vacation. What are the options during the summer of Covid-19?
Our columnist answers your coronavirus-related questions about health and safety on road trips.
Using “smart glass,” a Pritzker Prize-winning architect created colorful toilet stalls to allay fears about safety and hygiene. The toilets were set up in two public parks.
Is your bathroom a mess? Here are five ideas for cleaning it up.
We’ve heard about toilet plume. And now we’re starting to venture out more. So what’s a person with a full bladder to do?
When they’ve gotta go, they’ve gotta go. Here’s how parents can minimize the risk.
A new study shows how turbulence from a toilet bowl can create a large plume that is potentially infectious to a bathroom’s next visitor.
The finance industry will return to its offices this month, but the landscape is likely to be altered for many months to come.
My mother scrubs toilets for a living. That makes her someone who has been deemed essential, but who has always been thought of as less than.
Touching contaminated objects and then infecting ourselves with the germs is not typically how the virus spreads. But it can happen.
As states reopen, experts say socially distant outdoor activities, like swimming or running along the shore, are some of the safer ways to re-engage with the world. Here, tips for how to enjoy the beach now.
Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaire’s and other illnesses.
Here’s a guide to working with sprays, wipes and a bleach-based solution to clean surfaces of the pathogen.
Thousands who have the coronavirus or were exposed have been asked to seclude themselves. It’s harder than it sounds.