This paper summarizes the modes of contamination of Legionnaires'Disease (LD) so as to allay fears and misconceptions on LD.
Isolation of Legionella in a typical hotel and a summary of LD cases in Hong Kong demonstrate the potential risks of LD infection in building services in such a semitropical climate.
The Hong Kong Code of Practice is compared with other codes.
It is postulated that the key to maintaining water services so as to minimize risk is to reconcile environmental effectiveness with cost-effectiveness.
The optimum operational range of cooling water temperature in cooling towers illustrates this reconciliation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Article synthèse, Risque santé, Maladie, Contamination, Code et norme, Coût efficacité, Eau refroidissement, Bactérie, Bâtiment, Evaluation risque, Pollution eau, Réseau distribution eau
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legionnaires' disease, Water service maintenance, Reviews, Health risks, Diseases, Contamination, Codes (standards), Cost effectiveness, Cooling water, Bacteria, Buildings, Risk assessment, Water pollution, Water distribution systems
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Code Inist : 001D14J. Création : 12/09/1997.