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Poop FAQs

What is Poop Made Of?

Poop is made of about 75% water with the remainder being solid matter consisting of dead bacteria which aided in the digestion process, live bacteria, protein, fiber which is undigested food residue, waste material from food, cellular linings, fats, salts, and substances like mucas which is released from the intestines and liver.

Infectious Diseases Spread Through Poop

Human Poop is a biohazard. Some infections and diseases are spread when spores or microscopic amounts of feces is spread from one person to another by mouth. This can happen directly from hand to mouth or indirectly from objects, surfaces, foods, or water tainted with feces. Some examples of diseases spread by feces are:

  • Rotavirus Infection
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella Infection
  • Thrush
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Worms
  • Yersinia Infection