An article regarding the Victorian Government warning the public about the dangers involved in using potting mixes without taking precautions.
Whilst it is a Victorian article, it obviously also applies everywhere else.
In July 2016, I contracted pneumonia and I was the sickest I have ever been in my life. I blame the cause on my handling and mixing of compost and manure from bags to produce a blend for planting new plants.
I was not wearing a mask but I now wear a respirator when I handle them.