Compost fungi and allergies (long reply but may be useful to some)
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lflondon at worldnet.att.net
Wed Jul 14 06:41:32 EDT 1999
On Wed, 14 Jul 1999 09:11:55 -0300, Marsha Hanzi <hanzibra at svn.com.br>
>Dear friends at the list:
> I just received a letter from a person who is implanting a garden
>in a kindergarden using compost of horse manure and straw, and a heavy
>mulch of cut grass. One of the children has presented respiratory
>problems, and this child's father has suggested that the culpit may be
>the fungi involved in the decomposition process of the garden.
>(However, the children were also exposed to dust about the same time).
>Have any of you heard about allergic reactions to these fungi? I
>would appreciate the information, which I shall pass on to the person
>Thank you very much.
>Instituto de Permacultura da Bahia
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