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PLEASE HELP!!! Cat litter making me sick??

I'm only 21... but heres my problem..

My roommate (John) has a huge garbage tub filled with dirty used cat litter in the garage (it's not in a bag or anything its just a huge tub filled with Sh**t,,, YES! It's really nasty)

(Just so you know, my boyfriend owns this house and is renting to John.)

But anyways,, My boyfriend and I spend ALL our time in the room above the garage... and we can smell the cat litter coming threw the vents. It smells really disgusting! My boyfriend hasnt had time to talk to John about this situation..

But anyways.. I my question is... Can this situatuon harm me??

My computer is right next to this vent.. So I'm here ALL day.. I'm constently smelling it, plugging my nose as much as I can. Trying to cover up the smell with Febreze (but it dosn't really help) I get headaches. My eyes get itchy & their always red when I go to bed. My throat is feeling weird right now.

I think John is an idiot for putting me in this situation.. It's not really any of my business concidering this isn't my house.. But I'm the one who has to deal with this all day! And I can't keep putting up with this smell so I need to if I should stay clear from this room. PLEASE HELP!! All comments will be appreciated! Thanks for reading

~ Leila

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If the problem is just that it's stinky like poop, then the Febreze might be more irritating to your sinuses than the smell (irritating as it might be emotionally).  But if you're getting ammonia fumes, that can definitely be irritating to your sinuses.  

If your boyfriend he owns the house, is there a clause in his agreement with his renter that the renter will abide by rules appropriate to keeping up the value of the house and all?  A huge bin of used cat litter is nasty and not appropriate to have in a house.  

If the renter refuses to take care of the problem, he should look for a new renter, or if he is disinterested in talking with him about the issue he should just clean it himself.  
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Get one of the pet stain and odor products and spritz down the tub whenever you walk by.  The enzymes should help to fight back the smell, at least some.

Otherwise, I do think there's any health hazard from just the smell, though the ammonia from the pee might trigger allergic reactions.
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If the problem is just that it's stinky like poop, then the Febreze might be more irritating to your sinuses than the smell (irritating as it might be emotionally).  But if you're getting ammonia fumes, that can definitely be irritating to your sinuses.  

If your boyfriend he owns the house, is there a clause in his agreement with his renter that the renter will abide by rules appropriate to keeping up the value of the house and all?  A huge bin of used cat litter is nasty and not appropriate to have in a house.  

If the renter refuses to take care of the problem, he should look for a new renter, or if he is disinterested in talking with him about the issue he should just clean it himself.  
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Thanks for the vote.  I can tell you are not wanting to help the guy you are mad at, but if your boyfriend won't have the talk with the renter, you have two choices.  One is to sit and stew and be furious at both the renter and the boyfriend, which in the end makes you feel impotent and at their mercy (sitting around with a big mad on doesn't do any good, your stomach lining takes it and your boyfriend probably hears it as nagging).  The other option is to take action.  You could get a big, black contractor's trash sack, put it over the litter box, tip the litter box over into it, seal it off, and put it into the trash.  Then spray down the box with Nature's Miracle or even Windex, and for the sake of the cats, put fresh litter in the box.  After that, tell your boyfriend that if the roommate ever lets that happen again, you are not emptying it again, you are leaving.  Or simply tell the boyfriend that he is such an indifferent wuss that you are leaving anyway.  Maybe he likes the roommate more than you think and hasn't been willing to jeopardize the friendship.  He needs to know the price he'll pay if he isn't willing to have the talk with the roommate.
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