Ewwwwwww!, another reason to be organic!!

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-- Patty (SycamoreHollow1@aol.com), May 29, 2002


But organics has drawbacks also. Due to working with compost, I have higher levels of anthraxand e. colli antibodies and mould borne virii in my system that occur naturally in organic farming enviroments. These can contribute to my increased occurences of upper respritory ailments. Both alternatives have their downsides. The answer is to use care with any potentially toxic elements you utilize. When I first got into organic compost usage, I thought "alright all natural, no health risk", now I know to use gloves, resprirator mask and anti bacterial cleansers and my health is improving. So whichever choice you choose, please choose to p[rotect your health when handling the compound.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 29, 2002.

Good article. Thanks for posting it Patty. Organic is the ONLY way to go.

-- Jodie (stanchnmotion@yahoo.com), May 29, 2002.

Jay don't you think if you only composted vegetarian/vegetable matter rather than all the things you do, this wouldn't be such a problem? Anthrax is found in dirt anyway. Your just building up your resistance, arn't you?

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), May 30, 2002.

You might want to look at the rural lung diseases, or out where I live Desert Rheumatism

It is the frequency and amount of exposure that makes the difference between building the immune system up and overwhelming it and producing disease.

-- BC (desertdweller44@yahoo.com), May 30, 2002.

I am not trying to speak for Jay, didn't see the clarifier posted by Susan.

-- BC (desertdweller44@yahoo.com), May 30, 2002.

Susan,it appears that the confines of the bins amplify the effects. The bin environment reduces the compost time from 6 months to 25 to 35 days. the leaf moulds are the most active microbes.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 30, 2002.

Jay and others did you know that if you have a compost heap, not worm composting, and if you turn the pile every two to three days you will have good compost to use in two to three weeks? Just thought I would throw that in.

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), May 30, 2002.


You link now points to "Fire spreads quickly in Calgary neighbourhood" on the CBC website and didn't see anything on pesticides, guess I sould of tried to view it el otra dia.

-- BC (desertdweller44@yahoo.com), May 30, 2002.

Si, si senor.

...odd, cause it works for me. Oh, well.

-- Patty (SycamoreHollow1@aol.com), May 30, 2002.

Yes, compost piles can be turned quickly also. However , you can achieve more commercial levels of particular nutrients by utilizing vermicomposting of meat byproducts in the same timeframes. Also , indoor controlled vermicomposting can produce year round more consistantly and with less physical effort. This of course, is more appealing when producing an homogenous product for resale.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 30, 2002.

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