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Any ideas what this white stuff is ?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Keitai, 11 Nov 2020.

  1. Keitai

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    I turned over some pine needles and there's this white stuff. Is it anything toxic I need to be careful of? 16050878759385233992561029840403.jpg 16050878967395649028593302979875.jpg
     
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    just mold spores.
     
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    tel would say it's dry rot;)
     
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    Anything to worry about breathing in?
     
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    sure, mould spores are a real irritant, especially if you suffer from allergies, hay fever or have a lung problem.
    Although it is quite rare, aspergillosis can cause real issues.
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/aspergillosis/

    wear a mask and dig the mould in. Spray with water to dampen the spores flying around.
     
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    No not unless your moving it with you chin.
     
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  9. Keitai

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    Ok so two opinions.

    I wore a mask on one occasion and other times I didn't. I transported some of it down the tip in back of my van in bags. Mixed in mostly with normal looking pine needles and soil. I tried not to disturb it too much or held my breath. I do suffer allergies but didn't feel anything strange. Hopefully be ok
     
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    I have had shortness of breath in the last year; and I do a lot of gardening . Never got to the bottom of why either then Corona vane along and my appointment with lung specialist was cancelled.

    I have Wondered if there are certain plants i should wear a mask for if hedge cutting ( there's one specifically I know to wear a mask for) but often wondered what other bushes etc to look out for or other stuff in gardens to be careful of.
     
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    You breathe in millions of mould spores every day, especially in the summer.

    I would imagine that everything you describe would not cause any significant issues, unless you were doing it every day for an extended period of time.
     
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