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Don't worry, the chance of dying from potting mix is very slim

Collignon, Peter J

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Gardening is generally a healthy and pleasurable hobby or occupation. However, any activity carries some risk � and gardening is no exception. Potting mix is known to carry harmful bacteria and fungi. And there have been reports of deaths from diseases, such as the Legionnaires disease (a lung infection), that have been attributed to bacteria in potting mix. Many bacteria and fungi that can cause infections in people live in soil and water. So it's not surprising that potting mix can also have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Commentary
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/140267
Source: The Conversation

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