Please dont drink the pee! Let's not forget the pharmaceuticals excreted through the kidneys, Pharmaceutical pollution is a problem, though a bit far reaching for this thread. More extreme example is the hormone fed cattle manure fertilizer leeching into the rivers, thus causing an imbalance between male female fish
ratio. Yes, that is way off topic but what the heck.
Take heart all you puritans, there is always karma...nature is all about balance
About what we eat and where they and we swim
There are more and more cases of flesh eating bacteria. One of my patients contracted a form of this in his intestines. I can't remember if it was large or small intestines, and sadly it didn't really matter, it was all toast. Ate raw oysters I think it was. This was a young guy (46) who just went to new Orleans
for the weekend, and came back with a death sentence. I've seen this stuff get the limbs, groins, but never in the gut. Sad. Health
department sites many reasons for the jump in these types of infections. My guess is poop and pharmaceuticals dumped in areas that don't have much tidal exchange. I could explain further but I'm sure your eyes are well glazed over by now
And to contradict most of what I just said: Your pee needed to save the fish farms | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog
Excerpt: “Human urine is a stable liquid and contains valuable nutrients. I see no reason why it couldn’t be used for this purpose if it provides a suitable chemical environment
for the zooplankton to grow,” says Stephen Smith, an environmental biochemist at Imperial College London.
I got it off the Internet
, so it must be true