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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:36 pm    Post subject: Legionella bacteria Reply with quote

There has been a couple of treads recently on people getting rashes while out gardening, I was reading this months Professional Gardener (The newsletter from PGG) and there was an article on Legionnaires disease. In 2013 Potting compost was believed to be the source of contamination with 12 cases reported in Scotland. The Growing media industry concluded that there was a low incidence of it occurring but recommended that warning labels should be on bags to promote good hygiene. In 2007 in New Zealand a number of workers in the horticulture industry were admitted to hospital having contracted the disease through aerosolized potting mix.This was all news to me thought some of you might be interested. There is another article here if you're interested in reading it.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10347833/Gardeners-warned-of-Legionnaires-danger-lurking-in-potting-compost.html
Be careful out there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is very "Sergeant Esterhaus" ish of you Greengage!
That should test your memory.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry you will have to explainnthat to me not very clever.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhh not a clever clogs but then again it isn't garden related.
"Be careful out there" is what the sergeant said at the beginning of every programme after roll call in Hill Street Blues. A classic tv series and winner of many awards and the basis of many similar programmes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes I remember that i used to like Mike Belker as he was unpredictable
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great series, brings back happy memories of my kids tucked up in bed, adult time with a grown-up TV programme.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one I wish they'd bring back on "Gold". There are scenes I can still remember after all these years.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was Belker the small in stature, possibly of Hispanic origin, mad hair and possibly certifiable mad one? May look him up.
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