Centers for Disease Control and Prevention categorizes pet waste to be as damaging as Toxic Chemicals and Oils! Pet waste contributes nutrients, parasites and bacteria to water bodies when it is not disposed of properly.
This can lead to water body conditions that are unsafe for human recreation. Also polluted water bodies can sicken or kill pets and livestock that drink the water.
The EPA lists pet waste management at the top of their Pollution Prevention Best Management Practices (BMP).
According to Consumer Reports, dog waste is already #6 on the list of America's top gripes!
Dog waste has a worse carbon “Poo Print” on the environment than a gas guzzling SUV! According to CNN, a medium sized dog has twice the impact on the Earth than driving a luxury SUV 10,000 miles!
And that’s only one dog!
You can help prevent disease and improve the appearance of your grounds.
Each typical dog waste contains 3 billion bacterium which pollute our lakes, streams and rivers. These can be transferred dog to dog or even dog to human, including E. Coli, Salmonella and Ringworm!
Children are at a particular risk of infection in areas where dog waste is allowed to contaminate the soil. Children play on the ground and frequently touch their mouths with their hands. Toxocara canis, a roundworm found in dog waste, is especially dangerous to children and it's most severe form can cause blindness.
Other fact finding information regarding dog waste and the affects upon our ecosystems can be find from various articles on this page.