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  Peat Moss as a Carrier of a Fungus
From: Don Burns donburns at macconnect.com> on 2001.06.22 at 16:40:39(6839)
In my few years in the aroid world I have been mixing all of the planting
mixes I use. Nearly all use ground peat to some extent. Some time back I
heard that peat moss (and maybe sphagnum) act as carriers for certain
funguses that attack not only human skin, but can enter the body through
open sores and raise hell.

Has anyone seen any literature or other information to substantiate these

Don Burns

From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2001.06.24 at 17:36:27(6866)
Since Peat is a major product of Ireland, I'm wondering how prevalent &
possibly undefined here this affliction is. I will contact our Peat
Marketing Body (Bord Na Mona) & ask them. Thanks


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