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Archive for September, 2012

Coliforms and E.coli Bacteria in Water

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Swimming Pools, Water & Environmental

What are Coliforms? Coliforms are a group of bacteria that are always present in the digestive tracts of animals, including humans, and are found in their wastes. They are also found in plant and soil material. Most coliform bacteria will not cause illness. However, these bacteria are indicators in water tests because their presence indicates …

Legionella – A Deadly Form of Pneumonia

Written by Janice M on . Posted in Hygiene & Quality Control, Water & Environmental

Legionnaires’ disease infects the lungs and causes potentially fatal pneumonia. It is the most well-known and serious form of a group of diseases known as legionellosis. Other similar (but less serious) conditions include Pontiac Fever and Lockgoilhead fever. Infection is caused by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated by the bacteria. The disease cannot …

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