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Austrian man fired for bathing in his own urine at work

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Alfred Zoppelt had been working at the same museum in Vienna for 23 years and he had recently begun undergoing a self-prescribed regimin of urine therapy, in which he would regularly wash his hands, face and entire body in his own urine on a regular basis. And he would do this at work. And he was somehow surprised that he was fired.

Alfred Zoppelt says he was fired after 23 years of working as an attendant at the Belvedere, a castle in Vienna with a major art collection. He says his adherence to urine therapy was previously “never a problem.”

Zoppelt, 57, said Thursday his notice from Belvedere says he was fired because “you regularly rub urine into your skin, particularly the face and hands. With this, you soil your place of work … and threaten the health of your co-workers.” A woman answering the Belvedere press department phone confirmed that Zoppelt was fired but refused to give her name or further information. Believers in urine therapy claim medical and cosmetic benefits but these have not been proven.


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