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LEGIONELLA PREVENTION IN WATER The legionella bacterium is present in water in small numbers. The bacterium grows in water with a temperature between 25 and 50 degrees Celsius. The legionella bacterium enters the lungs when people inhale small droplets of water (mist) containing the Legionella bacterium and can cause severe pneumonia. All the more reason…Read more
When hearing the word Legionella, many Dutch people still think back to the Legionella disaster (25 February 1999) at the Flora in Bovenkarspel, West Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. 32 people died back then from the consequences of a Legionella infection. On the website of the Veterans’ Disease Foundation, you can find all about…Read more
A drinking water directive containing quality requirements is essential to guarantee safe drinking water. This drinking water directive is laid down in the European Drinking Water Directive. An initiative of the European Parliament. In 2014, the European Commission announced an update to the 20 year old and outdated drinking water directive. This update of the EU…Read more