RE: [tomato] Concerns with Kitty Litter. (
Mon, 8 Mar 1999 22:27:34 -0500

Richard wrote:
Many harmful organisms operate quite well at temperatures in the 98F
range.  If they died out at 60-65F we'd not get sick very often.  Even in
the best run home composter, operated to achieve the highest temps in the
largest volume of material, there _will_ be material which doesn't rise
much above ambient air temperature.  While it is a useful to aim for high
temperature compost environments to kill many plant pathogens and weeds
(and seeds), do not rely on a compost pile to kill human pathogens.  
Nicely said, Richard. Also 100% accurate. Thank you for posting this.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b