Latest Human feces Stories

2010-05-19 14:12:20

UT professor finds concentrations of viruses and bacteria linked to human feces in community water sources in East Tennessee Do you know what is in your drinking water? A study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor may have you thinking twice the next time you fill up that glass of tap water. Larry McKay, an earth and planetary sciences professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, sampled eight community water supply sources in East Tennessee and found concentrations of viruses...

2008-08-31 18:00:19

By LYNNE KELLEHER A SHOCKING expose has revealed that Irish water can kill, cause cancer, or turn male fish female. The programme, Future Shock, follows a two-year investigation by RTE reporter Philip Boucher- Hayes. In it, Dr Andy Fogarty, of Athlone Institute of Technology, said his college had studied three rivers in the Midlands. He added: "In the treated sewage effluent there are hormone- disrupting chemicals which cause fish to start changing sex. The biggest source is the...

2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Steve Neavling, Detroit Free Press Jul. 16--Record levels of E. coli recently found in Macomb County waterways couldn't have come at a worse time, public health officials said this week. As potentially dangerous amounts of human and animal feces continue to wash into Lake St. Clair and rivers this summer, causing beach closures, funding is drying up for testing while local, state and federal governments grapple with deficits. Of the 13 employees who monitored the county's E. coli...

2007-10-17 18:00:26

Water and sanitation officials in the Norwegian capital of Oslo issued a warning Wednesday that the city's tap water supply was unsafe for consumption. The Oslo Department of Water and Sanitation said in a news release that the presence of microscopic Giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium parasites had made tap water unsafe and urged citizens to boil their water before consumption or use, Aftenposten said. The bacteria found in Oslo's water supply is identical to the microscopic parasites...

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