"People don’t realize the health threat to their families and pets," Davidson says. "They don’t know that flies lay eggs on dog feces that are left on the ground. These eggs hatch and turn into parasites like tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms....These become a health problem when a dog sniffs at it, eats it, rolls around in it or accidentally steps in it and tracks it into the house. In turn, it becomes easy for humans, especially small children, who have been known to become blind from roundworm infestations, to become ill simply by coming in contact with a contaminated dog."
Additionally, she syas, “It’s also an environmental hazard, because uncollected dog waste eventually ends up going into the ground or down sewer drains. In either case, it finds its way into the waterways and over time ends up killing wildlife."
The aluminum, rust-resistant, locking dispensers hold 600 of the biodegradable bags. Davidson, by the way, is a member of the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws), so, clearly, in this no-joke important health / environmental field, she's someone who knows her ... well, you know.
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