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Question: Does letting urine sit in the toilet cause a health risk?


 blitz - Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:55 pm

I was just wondering if letting urine sit in the toilet causes a health risk. I usually flush once a day. I had some stains or build up left in the toilet and i threw some left over macaroni down the toilet and some water splashed on my frying pan if i washed it is it still good to use? I wont get sick? Thanks for your time.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am

User avatar Hello,
No, this would not pose a health risk. However, if you get visitors who use your toilet, it might not be a good social move.

Best wishes.

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