Legionella infection is a severe form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria thrive in warm, damp environments and are commonly spread through air conditioning and water systems as well as potting mixes, mulches, composts and garden soils. This bacteria has the ability to cause serious illness if it is inhaled or ingested. It can be prevented through the use of some protective measures.

  • Always wear gloves.

  • Keep the mix damp when in use.

  • Avoid inhaling the mix.

  • Wash hand thoroughly after use.

More information –

Legionella – Healthy WA

​Health Service
9290 6742

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