EPA's thoughts about bacterias in our water

EPA's thoughts about bacterias in our water

Mon, 08.03.2021

EPA's thoughts about bacterias in our water

The American Environmental Protection Agency conducted a broad research regarding the legionella bacteria. The statements below are consistent with what Mediagon Water Treatment stands for as a company:

Factors which increase the likelihood of biofilm formation include the presence of nutrients, scale and corrosion, warm water temperatures and long water residence time as occurs in the dead ends of distribution systems and in storage tanks (WHO, 2007).

The presence of corrosion and scale increases both the available surface area and the concentration of nutrients and growth factors, such as iron, in the water system. (Abdel-Nour et al., 2013).

Want to know more about the legionella bacteria and its effects? Then visit our informational health page.

 

Interested in the full report? You can find the 139 page long report here.

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