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Legionella

What is Legionella?
Legionella is a bacteria found in both potable and nonpotable water systems that is the cause of Legionnaires’ disease and proliferates rapidly in warm water environments.

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Exposure

70% of all Water Systems are Contaminated with Legionella

Legionella can only infect individuals when it is has been inhaled in mist, steam, or vapor that has been contaminated with the bacteria, but the disease is not contagious once it has been contracted.

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Legionnaires'

1 in 4 Legionella Cases Result in Death

Legionnaires' disease, the resulting condition of being affected by Legionella, is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia that affects up to an estimated 18,000 people in the United States each year.

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Risk

Drinking/Potable Water Systems are Accountable for 99% of Legionella Risk

In order to cause harm to an individual infected water must be aspirated or inhaled, so look to sources such as cooling towers, showers, sinks, humidifiers, misters, fountains, ice machines, whirlpools, etc.

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Test your Water

The only way to truly determine risk for a facility is to conduct routine Legionella water testing.

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There has been a 550% increase in reported Legionella cases since 2000 as reported by the CDC.

Prevention

Copper Silver Ionization is proven to be one of the most effective technologies for controlling and preventing Legionella in water systems.

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