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Why is it necessary to test for Legionella?

Legionella bacteria is a kind of bacterium that is found in the human body.

Legionellosis refers to a group of diseases caused by legionella bacteria, including legionnaires’ disease, Pontiac fever, and Lochgoilhead
fever, all of which are comparable but less deadly.

In natural water sources such as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, the bacteria legionella pneumophila and similar bacteria are prevalent,
although in small numbers. Cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems, and spa pools are all examples of
purpose-built water systems.

Why do you need to test for Legionella?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly type of pneumonia that can affect anyone at any time. The risk rises with age, although
certain people are more vulnerable than others, such as:

People above the age of 45

Heavy drinkers and smokers

Those who have a persistent respiratory or renal illness.

Diabetes, pulmonary emphysema, and heart disease are all conditions that can

Anyone who has a weakened immune system

Who should conduct the tests:

If testing and monitoring are neglected, legionella bacteria can multiply to hazardous levels in vending machines, humidifiers, domestic
water systems, and cooling towers.

The following is a list of prospective water sources under jeopardy:

System of domestic water supply

Towers for cooling

Any service that provides drinking water

Swimming pools are a popular recreational activity.

Pools for spas

Automobile washes


Machines that sell things

Evaporative condensers are a type of evaporative condenser that

Water heating and cooling systems

Waters that are refreshing

Waters for processing


Dental supplies

System for heating and cooling

Showers using borehole water



Tanks for holding water

Lakes, rivers, and reservoirs are examples of natural water sources.

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