The efficacy of chlorination and filtration in the control and eradication of Legionella from dental chair water systems.

@article{Pankhurst1990TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of chlorination and filtration in the control and eradication of Legionella from dental chair water systems.},
  author={Caroline L. Pankhurst and John N Philpott-Howard and J H Hewitt and Mark W Casewell},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={9-18}
}
The apparent failure of hyperchlorination and continuous dosing with chlorine to eliminate legionellae from a dental teaching hospital water supply prompted a prospective study to evaluate charcoal filters as a means of decontamination. Legionella pneumophila serogroup 10 and L. bozemanii serogroup 2 were isolated from dental units yielding 10(1)-10(3) colony forming units (cfu) ml-1 with total bacterial counts in the range 10(2)-greater than 10(4) cfu ml-1. After chair-side installation of… CONTINUE READING

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