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Impact of climate change on Legionella risk

  • 20 January 2017

Following this week’s report that 2016 was the warmest year ever recorded globally, it got us thinking about environmental influences on Legionella bacteria and how our changing climate may affect the

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Foreign travel and Legionnaires' disease

  • 13 January 2017

January is peak season for booking holidays and – predictably – there’s even a special term for it: Sunshine Saturday. Apparently last Saturday, 7th January, the major tour operators were expecting over

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New Year's resolutions for landlords

  • 6 January 2017

It’s that time when people tend to take stock of various aspects of their lives and make new plans and resolutions for the New Year. For landlords in the private residential sector there are lots of changes

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The benefits of a systematic flushing regime

  • 30 December 2016

We have blogged several times about the importance of flushing little-used outlets as a control measure for Legionella, but it seems particularly appropriate to look at it in more detail at this time of

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The value of vigilance in Legionella control

  • 16 December 2016

The news this week that a public swimming pool in Rochdale has been closed for the second time this year after Legionella was found again in the showers, brings home the importance of constant vigilance

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Five surprising facts about Legionella

  • 9 December 2016

As we’ve been discussing on Twitter this week, there’s a serious lack of understanding on Legionella, even among property professionals. We try to do our bit to educate our customers by running training

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The value of our Legionella Control Association membership

  • 2 December 2016

We hit the ground running this week with our annual Legionella Control Association audit on Monday morning, which is a requirement of our membership of the LCA (our parent company, Urban Environments,

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The consequences of a Legionnaires' disease diagnosis

  • 25 November 2016

A diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease is a serious matter, particularly for the victim. While most people recover from the infection, in a significant proportion of cases it can prove fatal. Whatever the

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Food sources for Legionella and how to get rid of them

  • 18 November 2016

Like all living organisms, Legionella bacteria need the right conditions to survive. Legionella control measures are largely aimed at ensuring that these conditions are not allowed to occur, thus effectively

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New technology to reduce the risk of Legionella

  • 11 November 2016

News this week from science journal Nature claims that Legionella bacteria is adapting to man-made environments. A team led by Julian Parkhill at the Wellcome Trust has sequenced the five types of the

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WHAT IS LEGIONELLA?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhalation of tiny droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Legionella can lurk in hot and cold water systems so, along with gas safety, electrical safety and fire risk management, the law now requires landlords to assess and manage water safety in their properties.

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