Legionellosis or Legionnaires' Disease
Legionnaires' Disease is an emerging and often fatal pneumophila-type illness that high-risk groups, such as the immunocompromised, the elderly, and those with severe lung disease can become infected with.
Legionella bacteria include the species L. pneumophila that can cause Legionellosis. These species of bacteria occur naturally in soils and bodies of water. They can, however, inhabit a building’s water systems due to a favorable environment, such as: optimum pH and temperature, scale and sediment buildup, plumbing dead legs, pumps, strainers, and cooling towers where water movement can become stagnant.
GEAR has experienced staff performing legionella risk assessment and abatement.