Aerosols containing Legionella pneumophila generated by shower heads and hot-water faucets.

  title={Aerosols containing Legionella pneumophila generated by shower heads and hot-water faucets.},
  author={G E Bollin and Joseph F Plouffe and Michael F. Para and B O Hackman},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={50 5},
Shower heads and hot-water faucets containing Legionella pneumophila were evaluated for aerosolization of the organism with a multistage cascade impaction air sampler. Air was collected above two shower doors and from the same rooms approximately 3 ft (91 cm) from the shower doors while the hot water was running. Low numbers (3 to 5 CFU/15 ft3 [0.43 m3] of air) of L. pneumophila were recovered above both shower doors, but none was recovered from the air in either room outside the shower door… CONTINUE READING
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