Urine

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Urine May Have Caused Light Pole To Topple Onto Car In San Francisco

A three-story tall lamp post that toppled over onto a car and nearly crushing a driver in San Francisco may have fallen due to corrosion caused by urine.

08/05/2015

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 22: A worker pressure washes the sidewalk at the historic California Theater on October 22, 2012 in San Jose, California. Apple is set to introduce its long-rumored iPad Mini during a news conference on Tuesday. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Pee-Repellent Paint Put On San Francisco Buildings To Deter Public Urination

People thinking of relieving themselves against nine buildings in San Francisco may want to think twice, as city crews have just finished painting nine walls with pee repellent paint.

07/23/2015

Kids play in the Dry Dock pool in Mahattan's East Village on the first day of the city's outdoor pool season on June 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Blame It On The Pee If Your Eyes Are Red After Swimming

Health experts and the swimming pool industry have a message for pool swimmers with irritated eyes who blame it on the chlorine: blame it instead on the urine.

06/26/2015

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 22: A worker pressure washes the sidewalk at the historic California Theater on October 22, 2012 in San Jose, California. Apple is set to introduce its long-rumored iPad Mini during a news conference on Tuesday. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Could Pee-Resistant Paint Curb San Francisco’s Public Urination Problem?

San Francisco’s Department of Public Works is looking into a liquid-resistant paint that would actually splash back at offenders who pee in public on sidewalks walls and in the streets.

03/13/2015

Workers build a canopy over the escalator entrance to the 19th St. Station in Oakland. (BART)

Work On Canopy To Keep Elements, Human Waste Out Of BART Escalator Begins At 19th St. Oakland Station

Workers for Bay Area Rapid Transit have begun building an enclosed canopy over the street-level escalator entrance to 19th Street station in Oakland.

12/18/2014

Raw sewage oozes onto the sidewalk in San Francisco's Noe Valley.

SF Sidewalk Cleaners Can’t Keep Up With The Call Of Nature

San Francisco has been trying to clean the stench of urine from its streets, an aroma that in several neighborhoods serves as a daily reminder of the failure of a quality of life law passed more than a decade ago.

07/11/2013

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San Francisco Spends $35,000 To Fund Eco-Friendly Public Urinal

The city of San Francisco spent a $35,000 Community Challenge Grant on a prototype public urinal designed to decrease public urination in the Tenderloin District.

06/05/2013