By MICHAEL RYAN, Associated Press WriterWASHINGTON — A new study finds Americans use about 1.4 million pounds of toilet water every year, far more than the government says it uses.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Boston College and the University of Texas-Austin examined consumer data collected by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission between 2003 and 2014 and looked at a range of topics, including toilet and water use.
The researchers analyzed data from nearly 1.2 million households, using consumer surveys from the U,K.
They found Americans consumed about 3.5 million pounds per year of toilet and wastewater.
The majority of the wastewater was reused or treated with chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, ammonia compounds, sodium bicarbonate and ammonia salts, according to the study.
The study did not examine how much of the waste was being reused.
The study was published Wednesday in the journal Consumer Reports.
Dr. Jodi Zeller, a professor of environmental health at Boston College, said the findings highlight how waste can end up in the waterways and other bodies of water.
It’s just another example of how waste is just another way that we’re using our water and the water that we are drinking, Zeller said.
The waste is not a pollutant.
It’s a component that’s going to be incorporated into a plant or a wastewater treatment plant that is going to have a negative impact on water quality.
It could have a huge impact on the environment.
It affects people’s health, Zellers said.
It can affect their environment, and it’s not a solution.
It has a tremendous potential for pollution and it can cause health problems.
Dr._Lillian O’Sullivan, a water quality specialist at Boston University’s School of Public Health, said some waste can be dangerous to humans.
In the past, people were not very aware of the problems, she said.
Now people are aware that there are environmental consequences of using water.
We can see that people are drinking water from other sources and that they’re using it for drinking purposes.
Some people do not know how to properly treat it and they have a hard time.
It also affects the quality of the water, so it doesn’t always go back to the way it was before it was treated, she added.