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22 March 2022
The most important part of the EPA's guidelines for evaluating the public health and environmental risks posed by personal care products is the EPA's Legionella Risk Assessment. Used in the development of new personal care products, the safety data sheet for each product is required to contain a concentration of legionellae spp., a known or potential cause of illness for those with weakened immune systems. Use this guide to effectively assess a proposed site-specific water control plan and test a proposed cooling tower siding and detailed SED test for waterborne legionella concentration.
A significant feature of the legionellosis risk assessment is a section where the EPA advises landlords to use a specific siding material that does not collect any detectable legionnaires' disease-causing bacteria. However, as this is a significant safety requirement, most landlords need only one drinking fountain or one shower head faucet to comply. Unfortunately, many owners make the mistake of combining all fountains and shower heads in one fountain unit and mistakenly think this reduces their risk exposure to the deadly legionnaires' disease-causing bacteria. Unfortunately, the legal requirement for multi-purpose units does not apply in all cases.
Because of the importance and relevance of the EPA's guidelines for protecting the public's health, it is a good idea to work closely with a professional, state certified laboratory that performs stringent testing for the detection and reporting of occupational and public health threats. A reputable water systems classification company is the best choice for companies and associations who require such assessments. The company can provide the necessary information to ensure that the necessary controls are in place. In addition, the experts can also offer recommendations for improving the safety of drinking fountains and showerheads and preventing the growth of mold. To learn more about the dangers of personal care products that can contribute to the development of legionnaires' disease, visit the website linked to below. If you have any questions about your home's plumbing, feel free to contact one of the independent plumbing specialists at the link below.