Common environmental safety and «legionary disease»

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Looks like the danger has sneaked up from the various directions. It is concerned with devices, that make our life easier, profitable and more satisfied. Epidemiologists have found out, that many of the devices, such as air-conditioners, jacuzzi, plumbing and so on contain «Legionella pneumophila» bacteria. High humidity and temperature of the ancillary equipment are ideal conditions for the legionella growth. When such the devises are turned on, location is being filled with some kind of aerosol, that consists of bacterium and water, necessary for the infection. As it usually happens, mankind actively tries to solve the really complicated problem, created by it.

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S B Rykov

Society of rehabilitation and nature protection of Moscow

Экологический Центр; Общество восстановления и охраны природы г. Москвы; Society of rehabilitation and nature protection of Moscow

N D Khomenko

Society of rehabilitation and nature protection of Moscow

Экологический Центр; Общество восстановления и охраны природы г. Москвы; Society of rehabilitation and nature protection of Moscow

V V Kovalev

Society of rehabilitation and nature protection of Moscow

Экологический Центр; Общество восстановления и охраны природы г. Москвы; Society of rehabilitation and nature protection of Moscow

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