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Legionella Educational Series: Understanding Building Risk Factors

Posted by Stephen Betts on May 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Legionella bacteria live in water and are found in natural aquatic environments.  However, the artificial environments within building systems can provide conditions that encourage the bacteria’s growth, such as ideal temperature, water stagnation, and presence of biofilm. Various water systems have been the source of legionellosis cases including potable water systems, cooling towers, spas, and other artificial systems. Understanding building risk factors is an important part of preventing Legionnaires' disease.  To cause harm, the bacteria must be present and grow in water, the colonized water needs to be transmitted to a person, and that person must be susceptible to infection. 

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Topics: Water Safety

Point-of-Use Filters for Control of Microorganisms in Building Water Systems: 5 Things You Should Know

Posted by Stephen Betts on Dec 19, 2016 11:12:38 AM

Building water systems can be the source of illnesses such as Legionnaires’ disease and others caused by waterborne pathogens.  Point-of-Use (POU) filters can play an important role in managing this risk, and may be a valuable part of a comprehensive water management program. 

 

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