What is ideal?

Posted: November 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is an ideal poop?

This is call the Bristol Stool Chart and was developed by K. W. Heaton and S. J. Lewis at the University of Bristol to aid in assessing intestinal transit rate. This chart is used in the medical field to monitor change in intestinal function. Ideal poohs are types 3 and 4.

Have good pooh.

First published in 1997: Heaton, K W & Lewis, S J 1997, ‘Stool form scale as a useful guide to intestinal transit time’. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.32, no.9, pp.920 – 924

  1. Mark MacDogall says:

    Yet another reason I love science, nothing is too strange!

    Also grea job on the Blog, you’ve inspire me to lauch one. It is coming soon @ aquaforall@wordpress.com (shameless plug)

  2. Barbara Johnson says:

    Great blog! I have a question. With regards to biogas latrines (and other similar contraptions) I am assuming that the consistency of the pooh has an effect on it’s efficiency. In places with high parasitical infection/poor quality water, do you think this effect would be significant enough to impact biogas production?

  3. Mel Lefebvre says:

    Good to know! Thanks Jenna 🙂

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