Water systems are prone to bacterial growth, especially when these systems are complex such as within hospitals and offices.
Bacteria such as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Helicobacter Pylori, E. Coli, Mycobacteria Avium and Legionella can infiltrate a water system and multiple, especially when this bacteria is protected within biofilm (the slime that coats the inside of pipes).
Copper and silver ionisation has been proven to eradicate these bacteria from water systems.
Legionella Pneumophila thrives in temperatures between 20 and 45°C and multiples rapidly in untreated or ineffectively treated water systems.
Legionella Pneumophila can cause Legionnaires’ disease when the bacterium is inhaled in droplets of water.
Incubation usually takes up to two weeks and initial symptoms are flu-like, including fever and a dry cough.
Advanced stages affect the gastrointestinal tract, the nervous system and can cause pneumonia and death.