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Sewage (Overview)

Sewage is water carried waste.


Sewage (Overview)

Sewage is water carried waste.


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Can you safely drink sewage?

Can you safely drink sewage?

Untreated waste: Ingestion of raw sewage can lead to a variety of infectious diseases. It is not safe. ...Read more

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How can sewage pathogens cause diseases?

Easily: A lot of bacteria for example that cause human disease are part of normal sewage, precisely because a lot of sewage comes from, well, humans. So for instance, contaminated water with the salmonella and e. Coli bacteria cause human disease when sprayed on vegetables. Luckily in the usa at least, we have mostly good sewage treatment and outbreaks are less common, but do occur. ...Read more

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What harmful affects can be contacted by living in a house where raw sewage is in the basement?

What harmful affects can be contacted by living in a house where raw sewage is in the basement?

Serious: If this is the case, report to the health department, landlord and the city water and sewer department immediatley and move out. Do not take any risks. You can contract serious illness with raw sewage. Get out and stay out till cleared by the proper authorities. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of living on top off raw sewage? I just found some of it under my floor?

Only if ingested: Raw sewage can give off methane gas, but this would have to be inhaled in very large quantities to be a problem. Other than that, raw sewage would have to be ingested to be a problem. ...Read more

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My my burps smell like sewage what's causes that?

Gastroenteritis: You may have an infection in your bowels, did you travel recently ? See your doctor, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I have dry cough working with sewage, any suggestions?

I have dry cough working with sewage, any suggestions?

See a doctor: This could be a problem from an infectious or toxic exposure. You should report the problem to your work safety officer and get evaluated by an occupational physician. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of living 3 feet above raw sewage?

What are the dangers of living 3 feet above raw sewage?

How old are you?: Do you live by yourself? Are you in good health? Do you feel sick? Any problems with urine, stools, stomach pain, bad headaches, nausea, skin rashes, cancer, worms, ? We would like your address because you need help. ...Read more

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