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Old 10-21-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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Because human waste has pathogens, generally speaking any waste from a carnivore is more likely to spread disease than a herbivore.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:54 AM
 
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Because human waste has pathogens, generally speaking any waste from a carnivore is more likely to spread disease than a herbivore.
False.
Livestock manure is an important primary source of pathogenic bacteria contamination of the live animal, food products of both animal and plant origin, and water, thus presents a significant human health risk.ARS : Research
All reptiles (herbivore, omnivore or carnivore) can carry the Salmonella species of bacteria.http://http://www.abcrc.virginia.edu...cdiseases.html
Weiss and Seeliger (10) isolated 154 strains of L. monocytogenes in Germany from soil and plants, 16 from feces of deer and stag, nine from moldy fodder and wildlife feeding grounds, and eight from birdshttp://http://www.sproutnet.com/Rese...processing.htm
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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False.
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waste from a carnivore is more likely
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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then your post was just bla bla bla they are the same.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:08 AM
 
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then your post was just bla bla bla they are the same.
No they are not, a carnivores feces is more likely to harbor pathogens in a larger count.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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My question was "why is HUMAN WASTE" considered more disease producing than the waste of other mammals? I said nothing about carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores . . .
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:45 PM
 
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My question was "why is HUMAN WASTE" considered more disease producing than the waste of other mammals? I said nothing about carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores . . .
The primary concerns are typhoid, dysentery, and other diseases that could cause epidemics.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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The primary concerns are typhoid, dysentery, and other diseases that could cause epidemics.
One more time: AND why is the waste of other mammals not a concern? Why is only human waste considered toxic as someone wrote upthread?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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Humans are omnivorous mammals, therefore the pathogen risk (particularly parasites) of human feces is slightly higher than the feces of herbivorous mammals like deer. Additionally human feces has a higher risk of pathogens that can cause disease in humans because many microorganisms have prefered or obligate host species. Human feces may also contain toxins not present in appreciable concentration in the majority of animals, especially wild animals... pharmaceutical residues, chemical residues and heavy metals. However, the concentration of feces also increases/decreases risks... one human fecal deposit on the side of the road would only be neglibly more pathogenic than any other animal's, and less pathogenic than a high concentration of fecal wastes from other species.

As for the OP, I don't see anything inherently wrong with occasionally throwing biodegradable, organic food waste like a banana peel or apple core out the window as long as it lands off the roadway... but I live in a rural area with plenty of open green spaces and wildlife, it might be more of an undesireable "litter" problem in an urban/suburban area. Personally, in urban/suburban areas it's wise not to throw anything out the car window and to save that food waste for a compost bin.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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One more time: AND why is the waste of other mammals not a concern? Why is only human waste considered toxic as someone wrote upthread?
As MA4S said, it is more of an issue for human waste, but not exclusive to humans. "Toxic" is actually the incorrect word anyway. Human waste is NOT toxic. Having worked in a mental hospital and seen things I'd rather not discuss here, I can assure you of that fact.
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