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Chlorine Dioxide: The Perfect Way to Control Legionella Bacteria

Chlorine and chlorine dioxide are two popular, but very different chemicals that are commonly used to treat water against lots of different bugs including legionella and other potentially dangerous bacteria. Both have their advantages and disadvantages especially when it comes to the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems.
Facts about legionnaires disease

Facts About Legionnaires Disease

How much do you know about Legionnaires’ disease? Many people are aware it is a disease caused by Legionella bacteria – one that attacks the lungs. As such, it can present much like the flu to start with, which means some cases are not identified as Legionnaires’ disease until after the infection has taken hold.

Mycobacteria in Water: Things to Be Aware Of

Mycobacteria are a group of rod-shaped bacteria that can cause several diseases in humans including tuberculosis and leprosy. Around 20 of the 90 known species can cause illness. The bacteria are not believed to spread from one person to another; rather, they are thought to spread via environmental means. This is particularly notable in non-tuberculosis mycobacteria, or NTM for short.

Can Hospital Sinks Harbour Dangerous Bacteria?

As awareness of the benefits of good hygiene, and in particular hand hygiene has increased in hospitals and other healthcare environments we have seen a corresponding rise in the number of sinks available for staff, patients and visitors.
Can You Insure Against Legionnaires’ Disease?

Can You Insure Against Legionnaires Disease?

In this article we consider whether businesses and other organisations can insure themselves against the commercial consequences resulting from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. If you’ve never considered it then perhaps you should think again – especially when you look at the potential for loss of business, loss of reputation and personal injury compensation claims that could be levelle
Legionella Record Keeping – A Guide for Duty Holders Read more How to Check Hot Water Temperatures at Sentinel Taps Why Legionella Flushing of Taps & Showers is Important If you own or manage a building in the UK that has a water system of any kind, under current health and safety law you will need to identify the potential risks the system can cause from contamination by legionella bacteria and the potential for Legionnaires’ disease. Read more What Diseases can you get from Swimming Pools and Spas? What Diseases can you get from Swimming Pools & Spas? Many people go swimming each week to help them stay fit and healthy or simply enjoy a relaxing dip in a spa or Jaccuzzi to unwind. However, while the pool or spa water may look nice and clean, with the smell of chlorine clearly in the air, there could well be nasty bugs lurking that are harmful to your health. Read more Landlords Are You Overestimating Your Legionella Responsibilities? Are Landlords Overestimating their Legionella Responsibilities? Many residential landlords have one or more domestic properties they rent out to tenants. As a landlord, it is important to know what your responsibilities are to keep your tenants safe, and to provide a safe property for them to live in. Read more legionnaires disease outbreaks 2017 Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks 2017 Several notable outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease occurred throughout 2017. Portugal, USA (New York and California), UAE and Spain were among the areas affected. The incident in Dubai, UAE was by far the most serious of these outbreaks. Read more New York State enforce cooling tower regulations New York State Enforce Cooling Tower Regulations to Control Legionella Many safety regulations affecting all areas of society come into force because of events that demonstrate a lack of control and lead to a danger to public health. A case in point is the South Bronx, USA outbreak of legionellosis in 2015 – an outbreak that was found to have been caused by a cooling tower. These towers were not subjected to regulation prior to the outbreak, but in July 2016, the N Read more Legionella checklist for landlords Should Landlords Use Legionella Checklists? How can a legionella risk assessment checklist help landlords manage the safety of their water systems? In the UK, landlords, business owners, property and facilities managers… in fact anyone with responsibility for checking and maintaining the safety of water systems, whether it’s a domestic hot and cold system, cooling system or some other type, must ensure they deal with the risks that can Read more Hiring a water treatment company Hiring a Water Treatment Company to Control Legionella? Some businesses use a specialist water treatment company experienced in maintaining, checking, and treating engineered water systems that are at risk of exposing people to legionella bacteria and Legionnaires’ disease. If you are considering hiring such a treatment company, there are several questions you should consider first. We’ve detailed the most important ones here. Read more Page 1 of 181 2 3 › » Expert resources… Legionella & other pathogens Regulatory compliance Expert guidance International Legionnaires’ disease Legionella training Glossary of terms FAQ News Get in touch… Legionella Control International Warren Bruce Court Warren Bruce Road Manchester M17 1LB United Kingdom Manchester: +44 (0) 161 877 05 86 London: +44 (0) 203 637 47 48 Email: info@legionellacontrol.com Legionella newsletter… A simple and convenient way of keeping up to date with the latest Legionella news, new legislation, best practice, R&D and much more… Download our latest brochure…

Legionella Record Keeping – A Guide for Duty Holders

The Health and Safety Executive publishes plenty of useful information concerning legionella record keeping involving the monitoring and maintenance of water systems such as hot tubs, cooling towers, and hot and cold water distribution systems within premises of many kinds. Understanding how legionella bacteria spreads, how this can be prevented (or at least controlled), and recording what control
How to Check Hot Water Temperatures at Sentinel Taps

Why Legionella Flushing of Taps & Showers is Important

If you own or manage a building in the UK that has a water system of any kind, under current health and safety law you will need to identify the potential risks the system can cause from contamination by legionella bacteria and the potential for Legionnaires’ disease.
What Diseases can you get from Swimming Pools and Spas?

What Diseases can you get from Swimming Pools & Spas?

Many people go swimming each week to help them stay fit and healthy or simply enjoy a relaxing dip in a spa or Jaccuzzi to unwind. However, while the pool or spa water may look nice and clean, with the smell of chlorine clearly in the air, there could well be nasty bugs lurking that are harmful to your health.
legionnaires disease outbreaks 2017

Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks 2017

Several notable outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease occurred throughout 2017. Portugal, USA (New York and California), UAE and Spain were among the areas affected. The incident in Dubai, UAE was by far the most serious of these outbreaks.