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NY Times: After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats

D107
D107 Member Posts: 1,777
edited June 2020 in THE MAIN WALL
"Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses." I wasn't aware that the virus can be spread by a flushing toilet--shower spray, yes. I'd like to hear the Wallies' take on this.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/health/coronavirus-legionnaires-offices.html?algo=identity&fellback=false&imp_id=128845880&action=click&module=Science Technology&pgtype=Homepage

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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 2,359
    Business opportunity!
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey Shore.
    Cleaned & services first oil heating system at age 16
  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 700
    I would imagine that you can spread the bacteria if you flush the toilet with the lid up as it will aerosolize the water droplets. I don't know how likely it would happen that someone would become ill from it but it is possible
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
    mattmia2D107
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,918
    Oh, no—mandatory diapers‽‽‽‽
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,319
    Closed buildings DO Have issues. HVAC has been shut down, no outside air, no dehumidification. Mold has been growing. Like anything else a complete clean up is needed, Systems run for several days. Air monitoring the entire time. This is going to be one of the costs of this Shut Down!
    D107
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,014
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    D107Canucker
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,508
    Also this from Germany:

    https://p.dw.com/p/3dFxe