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Preventing Legionellosis Part 1
This article, published in the ASHRAE Journal and written by Janet Stout, Ph.D provides a good overview of how to prevent/minimize Legionella in your water systems.

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Prevent Legionnaires Disease via Cooling Tower Cleaning
Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease, is commonplace and it normally isn’t an issue unless it becomes airborne. This can occur through a shower, hot tub, humidifier, or cooling tower. In any facility, a good sterilization program protects you and your customers. This link provides you with information to best maintain your facilities' cooling tower to prevent Legionella. 

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Building-Associated Legionnaires Disease
Managing risks to the safety and health of people who occupy or visit your building is one of the most important aspects of your job as a facilities operation and maintenance professional. Taking a proactive preventive approach is the key to minimizing the risk of infection from Legionella in your building water system. This link provides 10 ways that you can save time and money, prevent litigation and illness, and maybe even save a life.

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Legionella & Legionellosis Prevention
A journal of ALL things Legionella from the World Health Organization. The bacteria, its existence in ecology, the prevention of it, and many more topics. 

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