Facts About Your BalconyYou Should Know That Could Effect Your Health

Construction Dust and Animal Feces can Kill Humans

WHAT DOES CONSTRUCTION DUST DO TO YOU, ME AND YOUR ANIMAL?Breathing in constructions dust can cause you to have illnesses such as* lung cancer * silicosis * Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (see also

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)[3] )

* asthma (see also the Asthma site

The OSH Answers document Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis has more information about diseases from exposure to organic dusts.

What Can Pigeon Droppings

Do To Humans? 

Pigeons have been associated with a variety of diseases, including histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis. Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus that grows in pigeon droppings. ... When removing droppings, people may breathe in some of the fungus. When exposure is high, the fungus can cause infection.

For more information check the links below





Canadian woman battling crippling disease caused by pigeon poop

Below is a link to the news article listed by the Globe and Mail


Pigeon poop causes 60 diseases’



The Health Risks of Bird Droppings


What Can Dog or Cat Urine or Feces Do To Humans? 

Hidden Dangers of Cat Feces

Cat feces are particularly known to be responsible for many fatal diseases including Toxoplasmosis and Escherichia Coli bacterial infection


Cat urine is also harmful to humans.  If cat urine is allowed to sit for long hours without cleaning, it can emit ammonia which could lead to severe allergic reactions in humans. Typical symptoms of cat urine allergy include: red eyes, itchiness of the skin, nose etc, sneezing, headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, coughing etc. Highly concentrated ammonia in cat urine can also cause dangerous diseases like pneumonia and bronchitis. Kids are at a greater risk from these infections owing to lower immunity and body weight ratio compared to adults.


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