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German report raises organic waste health concerns

Fresh concerns about lung damage and other allergic reactions that could be caused by organic waste bins have been raised following research by the German Lung Foundation into mould spores. An examination of the effects of mould spores led it to warn that breathing in such spores could damage the lungs.However, German Environment Agency biologist Regine Szewzyk said: When the organic waste bins were introduced in Germany there was the concern that fungi (and ...