Minimising health risks in the garden
A common sense approach when out in the garden will help reduce potential risks posed by plants or diseases and ensure we continue to enjoy the health benefits of gardening.
Bioaerosols are micro-organisms present in compost heaps that can be harmful if breathed in
Tetanus is a bacterial infection that can enter through soiled cuts or wounds made by plant thorns
Weil's disease and salmonella can be transmitted by compost heaps or water containing rat urine
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.