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How To Test For Legionella Yourself

As the saying goes, ‘you can’t put a price on peace of mind’. But, in the case of legionella, now you actually can! We have just launched a new DIY testing kit, giving reassurance on this one issue at least, for only £40. Perfect for domestic landlords,...

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Do ice machines spread legionnaires’ disease?

Given that the legionella virus is only active between the temperatures of 20oC and 45oC, it seems reasonable to assume that, if you use an ice machine - or have an ice machine or cool water dispenser integrated into your fridge/freezer - you ought to be...

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How temperature influences legionella growth

As the optimum temperatures that allow the legionella bacteria to thrive are between 25oC and 45oC, the World Health Organisation’s advice is to maintain cold water below 20°C and hot water above 50°C. In cold water Lower water temperatures don’t kill...

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5 Places You Can Find Legionella

We are all familiar with news stories about outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease contracted via water systems in large public buildings. But wherever the conditions are right, the Legionella bacteria will thrive, and there have been (thankfully rare)...

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Legionella In Gardening

It turns out gardening is not always as healthy a pastime as you might think. In fact, there are quite a few unseen dangers in the form of Legionella - as well as other types of bacteria -that can be hazardous and even fatal, particularly in the elderly....

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Safe Water in Hospitals & Healthcare Premises

Legionnaires’ Disease is especially dangerous for the elderly, frail and those with compromised immune systems. Therefore, it is essential that all hospitals and healthcare premises be vigilant, carry out regular testing and take steps to prevent...

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