Soils Aint Soils take every care in the production of our range of soils and mulches but we cannot guarantee that they are weed free as they are produced and stored in outside environments.
Potting Mixes, composts and soils can be harmful to your health if you do not take some precautions. A group of organisms, called Legionella, is found in these materials and can cause serious illness. Legionella longdeachae is one species known to cause a type of pneumonia infection in humans. The information contained here will help you avoid the disease.
Due to widespread use of potting mixes, soils and other garden products, there is no guaranteed way of stopping infection. However, these simple precautions should be followed when handling such materials:
- Always wear gloves
- Keep the mix damp while in use
- Avoid inhaling the mix
- Wash your hands thoroughly after use.