TUE, 02 SEP 2014 BY LINDA ROSADO
According to a study conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder, dog waste is one of the top contributors to air pollution in urbanized cities. With over 100 air samples taken across Midwestern cities, it was discovered that in some areas, including Cleveland and Detroit, doggy droppings made up over 50 percent of their total bacteria. Pet parents who fail to pick up after their pups directly contribute to air pollution, as bacteria from unattended waste can be absorbed into the atmosphere, posing serious health risks to current and future generations. By making DOGIPOT’s line of pet waste management products readily available in high-traffic, urban areas, you can help reduce air pollution stemming from this source and keep your city clean and beautiful in the process.
HOW DOES AIR POLLUTION AFFECT YOU?
With more bacteria comes more illness. Breathing in contaminated air has been known to trigger asthma and allergies, but can also lead to the acquisition of a virus, parasite, or fungus. Under extreme conditions, inhaling fecal bacteria can cause an immune reaction, complete with fever, aches, dizziness, and tightness in the lungs and chest. Although a reaction of this caliber would take an extremely high amount of bacteria, it is crucial to take action NOW in order to prevent any future airborne dangers.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The longer that dog waste is left unattended, the more likely it is that its bacteria will be absorbed into the atmosphere. This puts you, your family, and even your pets at risk of breathing in undesirable particles. However, you can help prevent the problem before it begins by simply cleaning up after your dog in a timely manner. With DOGIPOT’s Litter Pick Up Bags, Liner Trash Bags, and conveniently placed Pet Stations, cleaning up will never be a messy hassle again. Our products are designed to make your life easy and sanitary, and proper use like simply knotting the bag, can ensure the maintenance of clean air. Together, we can keep our neighborhoods litter-free and our air wholesome and safe!