22 Apr '12, 4am

U.S. Waters Polluted by 10 Million Tons of Dog Poop | Care2 Causes

U.S. Waters Polluted by 10 Million Tons of Dog Poop | Care2 Causes

The 78 million dogs living in the United States create 10 million tons of feces annually, polluting waterways and posing a threat to public health, according to a pet waste removal service asking Americans to pledge to scoop the poop this Earth Day . Dog Waste Threatens Public Health USAToday reports that 40% of dog owners do not pick up their dog’s waste at all and all that waste pollutes waterways. Because scientists are able to track the origin of the fecal bacteria to the species that excreted it, we even know how much. One study showed as much as 90% of the fecal coliform in urban stormwater was of non-human origin, mostly dog . In just a couple of days, 100 dogs can deposit enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay , and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and fishing. Officials in Seattle consider waste from the city’s million dogs to be a major ...

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