Name: E. D.
Is there any scientific proof that spagnum peat is a type
of fertilizer, found in potting soil, and has been known to cause humans,
such as forrestry workers and garden nursery personnel to contract a
fungus known as Sporotricosis?
There are documented reports of people getting sporotrichosis from thorny
plants and hay. The most common signs are small bumps that occur at the
site of cuts in the skin. A good site to get more information on this
infection is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
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