This information is about human waste and does not consider animal or marine waste.
Why? Human waste or fecal matter, will usually contain some types of bacteria that may make other humans have “tummy bubbles” and other symptoms. Human waste is most common in urban environments. Individual health and the strains of bacteria make up the severity. If you think you have been exposed to human waste, please call your medical team for specific advice. Sewage should be professionally cleaned up. Professional testing should be done after the cleanup and before opening the impacted areas. Containment should remain in place until laboratory results are returned and confirm that area is free of E.coli and Coliforms.
Animal waste is usually from cows and contaminates vegetable crops. This type of E.coli can be fatal in a very small portion of the population. If you suspect that you have eaten food contaminated with E.coli from cows, seek medical attention as soon as possible.