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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Dangers of compost. Reply with quote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/jun/13/medicalresearch

(It's that white powdery stuff in dryish compost.) A hose should sort it out.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How tremendously unlucky was that poor soul.

All I can say is "Wo---ow". It never occurred to me that my -- or any -- compost could be that dangerous. I'll certainly be sure to keep my heaps well damped down in future.
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