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Poop is in the air: Study

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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That foul smell that hangs over Detroit? Turns out it's not a metaphor, it's a scientific fact.

A new study found the city has a "significant" quantity of bacteria from fecal material in its atmosphere, said a news release Thursday.

Scientists already knew bacteria exist in the atmosphere, but a group of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder wanted to find out how much, and from what sources.

"We breathe in bacteria every minute we are outside, and some of these bugs may have potential health implications," said study co-author Noah Fierer, an assistant professor at CU-Boulder.

He and his colleagues looked at the air in three locations in the Great Lakes region: Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit, all with populations of more than two million; and Mayville, Wis., with fewer than 6,000 residents.

"We found unexpectedly high bacterial diversity in all of our samples, but to our surprise the airborne bacterial communities of Detroit and Cleveland most closely resembled those communities found in dog poop," said lead author Robert Bowers.

The team pointed out their samples were taken in winter, when snow on the ground covers soil, dust, leaves and other common summertime sources of bacteria.

They plan to study other cities and map out the results to help scientists investigate the possible impacts on human health.


WinnipegSun

Why be worried about chemtrails? I think the new worry is pooptrails.


Just kidding about the pooptrails, but I would be interested to know just how soo much feces is getting into the atmosphere.

Thought this might bring a little humor to the forum today.




posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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Everytime there was a shamal while in Iraq, I thought of Solomons or Mohammeds desicated feces were blowin' around as well as particulated dead people and animals..etc.

Now that's a nasty imagination, eh?

Can't help it though, I'm a history buff and know the history of the region.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
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Everytime there was a shamal while in Iraq, I thought of Solomons or Mohammeds desicated feces were blowin' around as well as particulated dead people and animals..etc.

Now that's a nasty imagination, eh?

Can't help it though, I'm a history buff and know the history of the region.


And you were probably correct and thats scary.


For a more indepth look at the research being done take a look here...

NewsFeed Researcher



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Apparently TSHTF while no one was looking.

I always knew those were toilet towns. Produced Obama....biggest turd yet.

Now we know the true meaning of community planning.....
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:37 PM
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pooptrails... *gnifl*



but on a more serious note, any threat to health for these people?

i know the article said that we breath in bugs every minute when outside, but do these 'pooptrails' raise any risks?

or is that undetermined so far?



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by Shadowalker
Apparently TSHTF while no one was looking.

I always knew those were toilet towns. Produced Obama....biggest turd yet.

Now we know the true meaning of community planning.....
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Good stuff.


I knew this would bring the humor out today.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by TDawgRex
Everytime there was a shamal while in Iraq, I thought of Solomons or Mohammeds desicated feces were blowin' around as well as particulated dead people and animals..etc.


Because of the way water molecules mix in the atmosphere and the ocean, and because there are so many of them (3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 in a drop), then you are guaranteed that in everything you drink there's molecules of water that have passes through the body of everyone who ever lived more that a few hundred years ago.

So every beer you drink does literally contain water from the body of Christ (and everyone else alive at the time
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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:42 PM
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One would think human feces would be the main culprit but it appears to be mostly dog feces.


University of Colorado researchers sampling the winter air in four Midwestern cities say the bacterial colonies found in Cleveland and Detroit most closely resemble that found in dog poop. In their study, published July 29 in "Applied and Environmental Microbiology," the researchers compared the DNA of collected bacteria to a database of bacteria from known sources such as leaf surfaces, soil, and human, cow and dog feces. "We found unexpectedly high bacterial diversity in all of our samples, but to our surprise the airborne bacterial communities of Detroit and Cleveland most closely resembled those communities found in dog poop," said lead author Robert Bowers, a graduate student in CU's ecology and evolutionary biology department and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES, based at CU. "This suggests that dog poop may be a potential source of bacteria to the atmosphere at these locations." [2]




posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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Is it viable bacteria though? Wouldn't uv rays from the sun help to kill it?

They should test the air around the really stinky chicken horror torture houses all over Georgia!



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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Originally posted by Uncinus

Originally posted by TDawgRex
Everytime there was a shamal while in Iraq, I thought of Solomons or Mohammeds desicated feces were blowin' around as well as particulated dead people and animals..etc.


Because of the way water molecules mix in the atmosphere and the ocean, and because there are so many of them (3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 in a drop), then you are guaranteed that in everything you drink there's molecules of water that have passes through the body of everyone who ever lived more that a few hundred years ago.

So every beer you drink does literally contain water from the body of Christ (and everyone else alive at the time
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Well, that must the reason I feel mellow while having a brew-ha.

The ultimate recycling program.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by hadriana
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Is it viable bacteria though? Wouldn't uv rays from the sun help to kill it?

They should test the air around the really stinky chicken horror torture houses all over Georgia!



Scientists already knew that bacteria exist in the atmosphere and that these bacteria can have detrimental effects on human health, triggering allergic asthma and seasonal allergies, Fierer said. It is only in recent years that researchers have realized that there is an incredible diversity of bacteria residing in the air, he said. [


By viable I guess you mean living bacteria, not sure about that but, viable or not, it does affect human health.

As for the chicken or even hog farms, I don't really want to know.

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posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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Being from Cleveland I can assure you that I do not need a study to tell me that $h!t is in the air around here.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by FreeSpeaker
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One would think human feces would be the main culprit but it appears to be mostly dog feces.


University of Colorado researchers sampling the winter air in four Midwestern cities say............................
"We found unexpectedly high bacterial diversity in all of our samples, but to our surprise the airborne bacterial communities of Detroit and Cleveland most closely resembled those communities found in dog poop,"
"This suggests that dog poop may be a potential source of bacteria to the atmosphere at these locations." [2]





Yeah? No sh1t!
Have dog lovers have been gettin too energetic with their pooper scoopers? Aim lower!
When you fly over those cities the poop is hitting the fans, does it make brown pooptrails?
What are they spraying? Is it a government conspiracy to shyt on the sheeple?
A cover up - UFO, disclosure, made contact, the aliens are life jim but not as we know it, they have 4 legs and a secret agreement to empty the toilet tanks in low orbit over Ohio?

Or, for heaven's sake, there has to be a logical explanation for a sky full of K9 crap?



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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Poopy....poopy.....poo .....poo

This just makes me wonder....how many other cities have poop in the air...my guess is probably most of them.

Not too long ago...there was a thread on ATS about poop burgers.....what's next?



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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...of course theres microscopic poop particles and spores in the air...
...some places are worse than others... if in doubt, go hang out near a slaughterhouse stockyard and see how far you have to go to get away from the stench... but dont worry... theres lots worse thing in the air put out by petro-chemical companies...



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Flyinghaggis

Or, for heaven's sake, there has to be a logical explanation for a sky full of K9 crap?


It is puzzling.


Its hard to imagine there being more dog feces in the air than human or livestock. I can't think of a logical explantion for that one.

Hasn't there been a few abandoned zoo's in Detroit? Maybe they have something to do with it.



posted on Aug, 19 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea
Poopy....poopy.....poo .....poo

This just makes me wonder....how many other cities have poop in the air...my guess is probably most of them.

Not too long ago...there was a thread on ATS about poop burgers.....what's next?


Wasn't that the Japanese guy that made 'burgers' from poop? Fit for human consumption (cough), what does that tell you about 'burgers'?
There is a certain world wide fast food joint with indestructable burgers that all other lifeforms avoid, apparently.
Wonder what sort of excrement does a human produce after a bigmak?



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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But....They didn't say there was any fecal matter in the air, just a bunch of bacteria that are similar to the kinds of bacteria in dog feces...

I still wouldn't want to breathe it.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 11:38 AM
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Originally posted by adeclerk
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But....They didn't say there was any fecal matter in the air, just a bunch of bacteria that are similar to the kinds of bacteria in dog feces...


Umm,


A new study found the city has a "significant" quantity of bacteria from fecal material in its atmosphere, said a news release Thursday.


Its definitely fecal matter.


"We found unexpectedly high bacterial diversity in all of our samples, but to our surprise the airborne bacterial communities of Detroit and Cleveland most closely resembled those communities found in dog poop," said lead author Robert Bowers.



posted on Aug, 20 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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They should go to dc and test the air there for bull poopy.
I know they'd find a lot.
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