Sudden worsening of symptoms---Triggers

Sudden worsening of symptoms---Triggers

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Walla Walla, WA

#1 Dec 18, 2008
My recent sudden worsening of symptoms was brought on by an exposure to high levels of cat urine odor. Since this happened I have spent many hours researching the possible toxic effects from being exposed to cat urine. My pulmo told me it was unlikely that cat urine could generate enough ammonia to harm one's lungs. However, I contacted OSHA and they have actually have regulations on the subject. Any ammonia over 50 parts per million are considered dangerous to humans. 300 parts per million is considered lethal. OSHA sited one case where a "cat hoarder" had an air factor of 152 parts per million. So be warned--High levels of cat urine odor can harm you--its a fact!!!

United States

#2 Feb 8, 2012
AMEN! The type of floor covering, size of the room, and ventillation can concentrate ammonia to lethal levels. Shag carpeting will hold it for ever. No way but to remove the carpet and clean and pray. You will also have to disclose cat damage to future owners or face a major law suit. CATS ARE NOT PEOPLE! THEY CAN'T BE EXPECTED TO FLUSH!

United States

#3 Apr 26, 2012
A friend of mine lives in a mobile home with family and has COPD, there at least 20 cats living with them and when he weather is bad they are all indoors. She has been recently hospitalized with pnuemonia and never really recovered.Her family refuses to believe it is attributed to cat urine. I think it is

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