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Document ID (ISN)44745
CIS number 85-1627
ISBN(s) 0-905927-22-2
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Occupational Hygiene Monograph No.14
Author(s) Ager B.P., Tickner J.A.
Title The control of microorganisms responsible for Legionnaires' disease and humidifier fever
Bibliographic information Science Reviews Ltd., Northern Office, 28 High Ash Drive, Leeds LS17 8RA, United Kingdom, 1985. 36p. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract The incidence of these illnesses is reviewed and the circumstances in which the causal organisms can develop are described. Basic information on building services systems (humidifiers, cooling towers and evaporative condensers) is given and possible means of airborne transmission of microorganisms are considered. Preventive measures include regular maintenance (cleaning of water reservoirs and inspection of filters, biocidal water treatment).
Descriptors (primary) legionellosis; ventilation systems; air conditioner disease
Descriptors (secondary) biocides; air humidification; cooling towers; respiratory diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Ventilation
Bacterial and parasitic diseases