Carnivorous Plant Addict
A public service warning about Sphagnum there’s a rare but potentially serious organism living in Sphagnum that can cause infection in humans. Anyone here wear gloves when handling Sphagnum? Be safe out there.
Sporotrichosis is a rare infection caused by a fungus called Sporothrix. This fungus lives throughout the world in soil and on plant matter such as sphagnum moss, rose bushes, and hay.
These Pathogen Safety Data Sheets, regulated under Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) legislation, are produced for personnel working in the life sciences as quick safety reference material relating to infectious micro-organisms.