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At Least Five Reasons You Should Wear Gardening Gloves


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Frank
- 31 days ago - theconversation.com
Soils contain all sorts of bacteria and fungi, most of which are beneficial and do helpful things like breaking down organic matter. But just as there are pathogenic bacteria that live on your body amid the useful ones, some microorganisms in soil ....



   

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Frank S (2)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 5:20 pm
Although gardening may be beautiful, it does have its dangers in bacteria and other pathogens which live in the soil, especially H-pylori which by the way you do not want to get infected with!!!! I know from experience!!!!
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 5:37 pm
i have always loved getting my hand into the soil but i too have read much about cr*p in there,
so i have invested in g/gloves!

Thanx Frank
 

Mike H (252)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 5:53 pm
Thanks for the info
 

David C (75)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 6:17 pm
Be safe
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday June 15, 2019, 8:39 pm
Good reminder for us gardeners.
Thanks Frank
 

Richard M (4)
Sunday June 16, 2019, 7:21 am
Very useful information. Thanks for posting!
 

Ann B (76)
Sunday June 16, 2019, 11:38 am
excellent --but they forgot to mention POISON IVY!!!!
 

Heather L (3)
Sunday June 16, 2019, 12:38 pm
I'm in my 50's and have never worn gloves or shoes while gardening, maybe I should start.
 

Sheila D (28)
Sunday June 16, 2019, 12:40 pm
We also have black widows and brown recluse spiders. Another good reason to wear gloves. Thanks for the post.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Sunday June 16, 2019, 1:10 pm
OK, now I'm scared. But I still don't think I'll be wearing gloves in the garden. And I'm out there all the time.
 

Elizabeth S (1)
Monday June 17, 2019, 3:21 am
I hate wearing gloves as I find most tasks more difficult with them on, except when dealing with prickly plants. I know I should wear a mask when handling potting soil but I never do.
Thanks for the read Frank
 

Les M (4)
Monday June 17, 2019, 8:59 am
my mom would totally laugh at wearing gloves. i, on the other hand, always wear gloves.
 

pam w (139)
Monday June 17, 2019, 11:42 am
The problem here is....I only intend to pull one week....but then....there's another and another and...next thing I know...I've got a whopper infection on my right hand. As I do right now. Meanwhile, my lovely garden gloves are just PRISTINE.....
 

pam w (139)
Monday June 17, 2019, 11:43 am
OOOOPS.....that should say....I only intend to pull one weed!
 

Frank S (2)
Monday June 17, 2019, 4:40 pm
Thanks to all who are sharing their experiences on gardening? I once contracted h-pylori from working in landscaping and I went through hell! At first I couldn’t eat, then I could not even burp. After it was diagnosed and two powerful antibiotics later and an endoscopy I was cured but not before enduring three months of sheer hell! I also once picked up a fungus from rosebushes by not wearing gloves. Last but not least, while working for a landscaping company I was asked to pick up some bush trimmings, well when I bent down to pick them up I could not breathe at all. So I quickly got up and my breath returned to me. And this is without all the insects and animal poop parasites that are also found in the soil sometimes. Final thoughts, gardening may be beautiful but it can be very dangerous if one does not take precautions. I would suggest further research into the dangers of gardening if one enjoys it!
 

Frank S (2)
Monday June 17, 2019, 4:45 pm
Black widows and brown recluses as Sheila said, and poison ivy as Ann mentioned can also be extremely dangerous.
 
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