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Legionella Risks in Building Water Systems


By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

There are potentially significant liability risks related to water quality in the healthcare sector, according to an article on the Law.com website. 

Legionella assessments and prevention plans are critical components of  property management and environmental-risk management.

Legionella bacteria are naturally occurring and ubiquitous in the environment at very low concentrations, but thrive in dark, warm, stagnant water. 

Cooling towers associated with air conditioning systems, decorative water fountains, and whirlpools are the primary transmission vehicles for Legionellosis.

Read the article.

Read more about healthcare on the Healthcare Facilities Today website.

This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net

 

 

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