Protect yourself from Legionnaires’ Disease when using compost and potting mix
11 November 2021
This time of year is popular for getting into the garden. Gardening can be great for mental wellbeing, as well as for the dinner plate, but it’s important to take steps to ensure you are keeping yourself safe from a potentially serious illness. Legionellosis, also known as Legionnaires' disease, is an illness caused by the bacteria legionella. Legionella is present in soil and soil products and can create serious infection when inhaled.