Has anyone ever contracted illness or permanent diease while dumpster diving?
Ive raided a dumpster from outfront a house im guessing someone died in. lots of really old books, work tools and everything else. no, I didnt ask permission (or get to ask questions), it was in a curbfront dumpster in the busy city of sf with lots of metal sticking out, if i didnt grab it, someone else would. well i couldnt help to wonder what he died of. old age.. couldnt fight of sickness... could all that stuff be contaminated with his sickness?
What about that load i got from my neighbors house. without thinking anything other than "aluminum ~drool~" I grabbed his mothers toilet booster seat and threw it in my truck. wow, talk about a gross, bacteria carrying material, if that thought came into my head I woulda just left it.
but then im thinking about things people toss out just cuase their friend puked all over it or cuase it had spent years nestled in rat feces. Who knows where what has been, especially when we decide to keep or sell it!
I'm just thinking that in the long run are these small gains not worth the risk of illness?
What are some illness we should be especially weary of? I always hear of nasty tweaker diseases like hpv, hepatitus and tuberculosis. are we putting ourselves at risk of catching these diseases?
just a thought.
I also need to put a bottle of purelle in my truck