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20/05/2019

Legionnaire’s disease is a respiratory infection caused by the bacteria Legionella

Legionnaire’s disease is a respiratory infection caused by the bacteria Legionella: it is normally acquired by inhaling mist that contains the bacteria and the symptoms include pneumonia, fever, cold, cough, headache, muscle pains, tiredness, loss of appetite, occasionally diarrhea and kidney disorders, sometimes even resulting in death.

The facilities most exposed to contamination are: hospitals, clinics, hotels, sports facilities, swimming pools, spas, and buildings with cooling towers.

In the facilities with water systems at risk there are several precautions you can take to avoid the potentially polluted hot water atomization, such as:

  • Using shower heads that provide water in a laminar flow, such as Idral shower heads number 09033/1;
  • Avoiding the use of aerators on the tap mouths, that generate a turbulent flow resulting in the formation of mist;
  • Using taps and mixers with smooth interiors, which reduce the formation of biofilm where bacteria could grow rapidly, such as Idral PUZZLE mixers;
  • If the water system is not used regularly, it is recommended using taps that avoid the stagnation of water, such as Idral electronic taps that provide an automatic water flow every 24 hours.