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Old 12-08-2015, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mom2Two View Post
Human waste is not safe for fertilizer unless it has been properly treated--like at a county sanitation facility. It's unlikely that someone could use it safely from home.
While fecal matter needs to be treated, urine does not as it's largely comparable to sweat, and (assuming it's from someone whose not ill,) effectively harmless. Ask most doctors and they'll tell you that realistically it's not even necessary to wash ones hands after urination even though most people do so out of force of habit or as a result of company policies. Fecal matter is an entirely different story, and while it does need to be treated, in small quantities steam or boiling water can do the trick, and if you're making fertilizer from diapers, boiling water has the added benefit of making it easier to extract the absorbent material from the diaper, which works wonders as a fertilizer.
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