Source of Legionella: Legionella (Legionnaires disease) is a respiratory disease caused by bacterial infection. The bacteria are found in nature but can be found inside hot water heaters and large plumbing systems. The bacteria enter the body through mist droplets that are inhaled. Showers can be a source of contact.
Health Effects of Legionella: The bacteria cause symptoms including fever, chills, cough, or muscle aches. It is particularly harmful people over 50, smokers and immune-compromised individuals. The infection may lead to lethal pneumonia.
How to Remove E. coli: A Class A Ultraviolet Disinfection System, Chlorine Injection System or Ozone System is recommended to counteract Legionella contamination. The disinfection system will kill the bacteria as water passes through, rendering the water safe to consume. The UV, Ozone or Chlorine system can be used on residential and commercial applications.