Why Legionella Testing Is Important.
Our partner for Legionella Water Testing is Environmental Safety Technologies. Dr. Richard Miller and his team are leading experts in this area and below we have provided specific information for you to review from their website.
Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease receive significant media attention especially when a large number of people become ill or die. In contrast to highly publicized outbreaks, single infections with Legionella bacteria often go unnoticed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in the United States each year. Legionnaires’ disease is a legitimate public health concern as its fatality rate during an outbreak ranges from 5% to 30% in those who contract the disease. The immediate consequences for the building owner or manager faced with liability claims and negative publicity can be devastating and extremely costly. Many experts agree that proactively managing the risk of Legionella bacteria in cooling towers and water systems is more cost effective than responding to an outbreak retroactively.
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While a few states and municipalities have instituted guidelines for monitoring Legionella and Legionella Testing there are no federal or state regulations that require routine monitoring of buildings with susceptible individuals. We recommend building owners and hospitals establish a Legionella control and management program, including routine monitoring and testing, in areas where the risk of Legionella infection is high. This accomplishes two tasks:
- 1) It indicates the effectiveness of control measures already in place, and,
- 2) It provides an early warning of potential problems.
Potable water and cooling tower testing has enabled healthcare and other organizations to identify and eliminate the pathogen, Legionella pneumophila, responsible for potentially fatal pneumonia also known as Legionnaire’s Disease.
Under the direction of Dr. Richard Miller, a world renown expert in the field of Legionnaires Disease, our laboratory staff provides the highest quality service. Using proven techniques for identifying and quantifying Legionella contamination.
Additionally our partner Environmental Safety Technologies, Inc. has performed thousands of risk assessments for Legionnaires disease.
What makes our Legionella Testing different?
Our sample results include: Risk Summary and PhD Microbiologist Recommendations. Not just results!
All for an Industry leading low price. Claims our competition can’t make.
Since 1993, Environmental Safety Technologies, Inc. has provided worldwide expertise to the water treatment industry by utilizing the latest scientific technology, a strong commitment to education, and a dedicated staff. In 2005, AIHA awarded Environmental Safety Technologies, Inc. an accreditation for the processing of environmental microbiological samples.
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Legionella Outbreaks can largely be prevented with good maintenance and regular testing. We encourage you to test on a regular schedule. To learn more about our maintenance and testing process fill out the form below or call to learn more about our Legionella Testing services 301-721-2663.