Legionella is a natural bacteria, which can be found in water systems such as rivers and ponds. Unfortunately, in the right conditions, the bacteria can also grow in hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, spas and hot tubs. Workers inhale the bacteria in to their lungs by inhaling aerosols containing the bacteria.
The symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease are similar to the symptoms of the flu, including high temperature, feverishness and chills, muscle pains, coughs and headaches, which can then lead on to pneumonia. Legionnaires’ disease is not known to spread from person to person. EGOS environmental has the knowledge and experience to access your domestic water systems and give practical solutions to reduce the risk of your workers contracting Legionnaires’ disease.