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Why do shower hoses pose a potential Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, non-tuberculous mycobacteria and other waterborne opportunistic pathogens’ infection risk for users?

Showering is a well acknowledged infection source for waterborne pathogens such as  Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, non-tuberculous mycobacteria in shower hoses and shower heads (see blog from September 20th, 2021). Shower hoses are mostly made of plastic, which is organic material and consists mainly of carbon. Carbon and organic materials in general provide excellent nutrient sources …

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Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and NTM (non-tuberculous mycobacteria) in household showers: Should we take note?

Do Legionella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and non-tuberculous mycobacteria in household showers occur and, if yes, do they play any role in consumers’ health? We know that Legionella is a waterborne pathogen (bacterium) known to cause lung infections. The severity and impact of legionellosis can vary from mild illness (Pontiac fever) to a potentially fatal form of …

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Legionella in private homes: Can they cause infections?

In the last 20 years many reports have been published about private homes’ water systems being contaminated with Legionella, with hot water temperature being probably the most important factor for Legionella multiplication (Hayes-Philipps, 2019). In a German study, 12 % of 452 samples taken from private homes was contaminated with Legionella, with maximum counts of …

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Re-opening your building & Water Safety Planning?

As we enter this critical ramp up phase in preparation and planning, how robust is your water safety planning, and how confident are you with the suitability of your risk assessment and pre-pandemic maintenance provisions? The unforeseen and unintended consequences of COVID 19 lockdowns have presented a number of scenarios not seen before and have …

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Covid-19 Pandemic & Water Installations: a Legionella Contamination Risk?

During the 2020/21 pandemic many buildings including hotels, schools, universities, student accomodation blocks, fitness and leisure centers have been closed for several months. This change in normal function of the building means an automatic change in the operation of the water installation and its use, meaning less or no water usage leading to water stagnation. …

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