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Call for compost labelling in Scotland

4th March 2010

Better warning labels have been called for on packs of potting compost following three cases of Legionnaire's disease in Scotland.

The cases of Legionella longbeachae disease were said to have occurred between 2008 and 2009 with victims though to have inhaled the disease through droplets of water in the compost in what are the first cases of Legionnaire's disease linked to gardening in the UK. There have, however, been cases previously linked to gardening or potting mixes in Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States.

 

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