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4 Health Hazards of Feces and Urine: What You Need to Know

4 Health Hazards of Feces and Urine: What You Need to Know

Fecal matter and urine are both dangerous to humans and animals, and if not cleaned up properly, they can cause a variety of health problems. Bio-One offers professional feces and urine cleanup services to residential and commercial settings. We will assess an area’s unique situation before tailoring a disinfection protocol plan.


Let's cover 4 health hazards associated with feces and urine and how Bio-One can help you restore your home or business if this dangerous waste has impacted it.


4 Potential Health hazards associated with feces and urine


You may not think about it often, but feces and urine can pose serious health risks. Fecal matter from humans and animals is dangerous and must be cleaned up properly. Here are four potential health hazards associated with feces and urine:

Exposure to bacteria and viruses


Feces and urine can contain harmful bacteria and viruses. These can cause various illnesses, including gastrointestinal infections, respiratory infections, skin infections, and even meningitis.


Skin irritation


Feces and urine can cause skin irritation. This is because they can break down the skin’s natural barrier, which allows harmful bacteria and viruses to enter the body.

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One is contact dermatitis, which is a skin rash that is caused by contact with an irritant or allergen. 


Feces and urine are both known irritants and can cause a contact dermatitis rash. Another skin rash that can be caused by exposure to feces and urine is scabies. Scabies is a skin infestation by a tiny mite that burrows into the skin to lay its eggs. The itching and irritation caused by scabies can be intense.

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Allergic reactions


Some people are allergic to the proteins found in feces and urine. This can cause a variety of symptoms, including skin rashes, respiratory problems, and gastrointestinal distress.


Exposure to harmful chemicals


Feces and urine can also contain harmful chemicals. These can include heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, and other toxins. exposure to these chemicals can cause a variety of health problems, including kidney damage, liver damage, and cancer.


Ammonia components are derived from pet urine, which is a toxic gas. When pet urine dries, the ammonia gas is released into the air. This can cause a variety of health problems, including respiratory irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Prolonged exposure to ammonia gas can also cause lung damage.

What you can do to stay safe


If you come into contact with feces or urine, it is important to wash your hands immediately. If the substance has gotten on your clothing, remove the clothing and soak it in hot water. You should also avoid coming into contact with sewage systems or anything that may be contaminated with feces or urine. If you must clean up a mess yourself, always wear gloves and a mask.


Be sure to disinfect the area thoroughly when you are finished. Contact Bio-One if you have any questions or concerns about cleaning up feces or urine.


Must read: CDC - How to Stay Healthy around Pets

Feces and urine cleanup - Bio-One can help!


If you have been exposed to feces or urine, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. You should also contact Bio-One to help clean and disinfect the area. We have the experience and knowledge to safely and effectively remove feces and urine. We will also work with you to create a plan to prevent future exposure. Call us today to learn more about our services.

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Bio-One can restore your home or business from rodent droppings!


Rats and mice may seem like harmless pests, but their feces and urine can pose serious health risks. Rodents may contain harmful bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause disease in people and animals. If you suspect you have a rodent infestation, it's important to call a professional for cleanup services.


At Bio-One, we have the experience and training to safely and effectively clean up rodent droppings. We will assess your unique situation and tailor a disinfection protocol plan to get your home or business to its original condition. Call us; we always offer a free estimate for any of our cleaning and remediation services.



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Rafael Alemán.

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