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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:24 pm 
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Hello there,

What type of lawn fertilizer do you use? I just found out that the organic/natural stuff is actually more of a risk for those with anaphylaxis than the 'regular' stuff, which mainly consists of minerals etc.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance, and enjoy a pleasant day.


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 Post subject: Re: lawn fertilizer
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:25 pm 
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Panacea wrote:
What type of lawn fertilizer do you use? I just found out that the organic/natural stuff is actually more of a risk for those with anaphylaxis than the 'regular' stuff, which mainly consists of minerals etc.


Can you say a bit more about this? Why would the organic/natural stuff be more of a risk?

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:41 pm 
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Hi Karen,

I spoke with a couple of different companies about their ingredients. One person told me the organic fertilizers may contain 'compost' items such as egg shells, wheat products etc. etc. etc., which may pose a problem for people who react on contact.

Another company told me they use feather mulch (?) in thier product.

Both companies suggested that anyone with allergies should just go with the non-organic products.

I'm hoping someone out there has some more information for me. This new info has suddenly added a new layer of paranoia for me!

Thanks!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:28 pm 
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Ah, I get it. I remember someone in my support group mentioning this kind of concern last year - about eggshells in compost. I will have to dig out my notes, but I'm pretty sure my allergist didn't feel it was cause for concern, because it isn't pure eggshells (or whatever) that are in the compost - all that organic matter has broken down into the more basic components.

But I'll try to dig out the email that I got with the details. And if anyone else has more specific info, please share.

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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