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    Re: Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ D

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    Re: Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ D

    Legionella is common at low levels in lakes and streams. Infection occurs when infected water droplets are inhaled. Don't breathe your tap water and you'll be safe. Drinking it's fine since it's killed by stomach acid. The main source of infections are air conditioning systems where a mist of water is used to cool the air.
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    Re: Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ D

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    No, you just need a healthy dose of scepticism, a bit of common sense and the willingness to track down primary sources.

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    Re: Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ D

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    Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ Disease « CBS Philly





    Is this because of lowered standards at the Water Utilities plants, or are people simply, not scrubbing their nasty spigets?

    And is it a serious concern? I had a bad case of pneumonia for 3 months a couple years ago that was never sourced.

    I watched a couple of TV Specials, showing the conditions at slaughtering/butcher companies and the FDA banned fertilizers and pesticides, used to grow imported fruits and veggies, and it was scary.

    Our food and water sources are NOT optimal, nor are they seriously making us ill. Or are they?

    Maybe.

    A study of 67 water faucets is hardly definitive, but does raise a question. A random study of a couple thousand water faucets that yielded the same results would be cause for concern.

    Legionnaire's disease is caused by a bacterium that lives in water, but is transmitted by water in aerosol form, not from drinking it:

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    Legionnaires' disease is transmitted by inhalation of aerosolized water and/or soil contaminated with the bacteria. It is not airborne and it is not transmitted from person-to-person. Sources where temperatures allow the bacteria to thrive include hot-water tanks, cooling towers and evaporative condensers of large air-conditioning systems, such as those commonly found in hotels and large office buildings. Though the first known outbreak was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, cases of legionellosis have occurred throughout the world.[5]
    Meanwhile I, for one, am not going to start buying bottled water. There is no evidence that it is any better.
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    Re: Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ D

    While the study was small — researchers only sampled 67 public and private water sources such as kitchen sinks and drinking fountains – it’s the first one to chart the presence of the potentially deadly bacteria in water taps.
    Imo, the sampling size is too small and the margin of error too wide. So the research says they found a few samples but they don't give a clue how the bacteria got there or where the samples were taken or what people can do about it....except be afraid to drink the water? Please, I've got more important things to worry about, such as....killer bees, west nile virus, flu outbreaks, tainted food, etc, etc, etc.

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    Re: Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ D

    Legionella is a common microorganism in nature, especially in room temperature water. No surprise it's in our pipes...tap water is not sterile, you know.

    It looks like they were actually using a genetic marker to test, rather than culturing, which will pick up very low levels of bacteria.

    No big deal, but worthwhile to know from an epidemiological perspective if there is a outbreak. Increasing tap water chlorination in a locality affected by an empire mic might cut down the reservoir of pathogenic bacteria at low risk and low cost.
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