Compost Health Hazards
As gardener's, we think about compost as a valuable organic garden soil
conditioner, mulch and fertilizer. We also need to be aware of the health
hazards that can lurk in your compost pile. Gardeners who are not in the best
of general health, have a low functioning immune system, and people who suffer
from asthma, allergies and other lung diseases. Are especially at risk. Even
a gardener in good general health could be at risk.
A compost pile contains lots of fungus, molds, mildew, bacteria, and often
The most common problems are allergies, breathing problems, infections and
rashes. Tetanus, a bacteria,. is common in soil. Infections can easily occur
through a cut in your hand.
It is therefore, wise to protect yourself, when handling compost.
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