Health & Fit You cannot escape poop bacteria

22:06  16 april  2018
22:06  16 april  2018 Source:   Popular Science

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Bacteria don't, rather cannot , poop bacteria . Bacteria are small unicellular organisms. By small, I mean, you need to colour bacteria with special stains and view them under a high-powered microscope to be able to make out just the arrangement of cells.

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You may have heard there’s poop bacteria getting sprayed all over people’s hands by bathroom hand dryers. But did you know there’s poop bacteria everywhere!?

That’s right. While you’ve been freaking out over individual headlines suggesting that a tiny amount of fecal bacteria is lurking on your hands or faucets or what-have-you, those studies have been amassing into a whole body of research that shows pretty definitively that bacteria from our poop is absolutely everywhere. Here’s a short list of all the places scientists have found poop bacteria:

  1. On computer keyboards
  2. In your kitchen sponge, on the kitchen drain, and on your kitchen sink faucet handles (By the way, this same study found that kitchens had more fecal bacteria than bathrooms! Toilet seats were actually one of the least contaminated spots in the whole house.)
  3. All over your phone
  4. In a “fecal veneer” on indoor climbing walls
  5. Hanging out on grocery shopping carts
  6. On your shoes (duh)
  7. Inside all of your clothes, probably because you wash them with your underwear—which contains a tenth of a gram (!!) of fecal bacteria per pair, on average
  8. Surrounding you in every hotel room you’ve ever been in
  9. Literally in the air you breathe

We could go on, but we won’t. You get the point: bacteria from poop is all around you all the time and there’s really nothing you can do about it. And why would you need to? It’s only a very small minority of bacteria—yes, even from your poop—that can make you physically ill. Lots of the organisms hanging out in your crap were just swept out from the inside of your intestines, where they’ve set up colonies that help you digest your food and regulate all kinds of bodily functions.

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uBiome, a biotech startup that began life with a crowdfunding campaign in 2012, sells gut bacteria sequencing kits — think of them as the bacteria equivalent of 23andMe's DNA spit kits, but grosser. Swab some poop off your toilet paper, take uBiome's health and lifestyle survey

The problem with this is that bacteria known to associate poop is not necessarily literal poop . In fact it’s probably not. No matter where you go or what you do you ’ll never escape it, so you may as well grow a beard.

It’s nothing to be afraid of. We would be a pretty useless species if we got sick from every little microorganism that crossed our path. Even those bacteria that pose a potential threat are often neutralized by our immune systems. Most just never pose us any harm.

You cannot escape this kind of  bacteria © Getty You cannot escape this kind of bacteria The reason “fecal bacteria” sounds so threatening is that plenty of legitimately awful, dangerous diseases spread via poop. Hepatitis, typhoid fever, cholera, norovirus, polio, E. coli, tape worms, giardia, rotavirus—they’ll all spread via the aptly named fecal-oral route. You don’t want to get any of these, which is why we’ve developed an evolutionary aversion to poop in general. It’s just better to stay away from it.

But just because some truly terrible illnesses spread via poop doesn’t mean that the bacteria we find all over everything are dangerous. They just happen to come from poop. Yes, you should wash your hands when you use the bathroom and yes, you can reduce the bacteria on your hands by using paper towels over hand dryers (jet dryers are better than standard ones, but worse than paper towels, according to this exhaustive literature review from the Mayo Clinic).

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But are dogs also maybe bad for your lungs, because they manufacture poop that's loaded with airborne bacteria ? The scientists detected the possibly harmless (though maybe not!) poop -germs in air samples from Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, and Mayville, Wisconsin.® WikiAnswers® Categories Science Biology Microbiology Does bacteria poop ? The question and answer are locked and cannot be edited.

The fact remains, however, that poopy microorganisms are all around you all the time and there’s just not much you can do about that except to embrace them. They are the tiny pathogens that help bolster your immune system and create colonies of organisms that make your body the beautiful, diverse place that it is. Celebrate them! And wash your hands.

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