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Legionella strikes again...

Mark Eatherton
Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
Goes to show you, that it doesn't discriminate based on price....



<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-legionnaires-disease-marriott-20120828,0,422041.story">http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-legionnaires-disease-marriott-20120828,0,422041.story</a>



ME
It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.

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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,353
    Just Read the article...

    Before coming here and was going to post it.



    I wish the media would include more details of how it breeds, under what conditions, etc. The general public is woefully ignorant of these important facts.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,551
    The focus

    I struck up a conversation with my local health inspector recently. He was aware of the risk from hot tubs and chillers. He was oblivious to the risks from potable water. He thought that it was not a North American issue because we used more chlorine than other countries. He readily admitted that they never tested for it.

    Does anyone have any studies on legionilla in North American water supplies. I would love to forward them to him.

    Thanks,

    Carl
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    Check with the CDC...

    They have a LOT of information, plus there are numerous web sites dedicated to the disease.



    It's a naturally occurring bacteria that is in the dirt. If its in the dirt, then it would reason that its in the water too. There have been cases of farmers contracting it from the dust in the fields. Same end effect, bacterial pneumonia.



    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Henry
    Henry Member Posts: 996
    Here is the link

    http://www.legionella.org/

    There are presently 81 cases in downtown Quebec City of which resulted in 9 deaths. The province has passed emergency legislation requiring mandatory inspection of all cooling towers. Legionella breads there and is swept off with the mist in to the local environement. It is also imperative to keep your hot water tank at 140F as it survives up to 139F! Also, do not lower the HWT temperature when away. Do not have dead end potable water lines.
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