A member asked:

Does inhaling the odor of cat litter, especially while cleaning the litterbox have any adverse effects on health over time? since toxoplasmosis gondii can be present in cat feces what would happen if you inhale the odor of feces everyday?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

The odor won't affect your health and you won't inhale this parasite's oocysts in feces but you may contract toxoplasmosis with contaminated hands so use gloves or wash your hands well after handling the litter box. Most people infected with the parasite do not have symptoms and we only concern about children, pregnant women or people with impaired immune system.

Answered 11/22/2022



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