Cats poo about 1.2 million metric tons of doo doo in the environment every year in the U.S. alone. That's over 2.6 BILLION pounds of cat dookie!
That's absolutely disgusting!
Some of that poop has an infectious parasite in it called Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause toxoplasmosis in normally healthy people.
New research has linked toxoplasmosis to schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, brain cancer and much more.
The director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute said: