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Poop is in the air: Study

- QMI Agency
That foul smell that hangs over Detroit? Turns out it's not a metaphor, it's a scientific fact.A new study found the city has a "significant" quantity of bacteria from fecal material in its atmosphere, said a news release Thursday.Scientists already knew bacteria exist in the atmosphere, but a group of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder wanted to find out how much, and from what sources."We breathe in bacteria every minute we are outside, and some of these bugs may have potential health implications," said study co-author Noah Fierer, an assistant professor at CU-Boulder.He and his colleagues looked at the air in three locations in the Great Lakes region: Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit, all with populations of more than two million; and Mayville, Wis., with few

Added: Aug-19-2011 
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