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Research – Legionella Bacteria Found in Commercial Compost Products


The Legionella bacteria exist in a significant number of commercial compost products, a study conducted at the University of Strathclyde has found.

The research, the first substantial analysis of Legionella in UK composts, suggests that the bacteria are a common part of the microflora found within the composts tested.

It is widely recognised that Legionella bacteria are commonly present in the environment and the researchers have found that compost could be a potential source of infection.