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NASEM Webinar on New Report on Legionella in Water Systems on August 14

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 14th from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT for the release of the report: Managing Legionella in Water Systems. The webinar will feature committee chair Dr. Joan Rose and several committee members. They will present a briefing of the report, followed by an online question and answer session.

Legionella is a bacterium found in drinking water distribution systems, premise plumbing, hot tubs, hot water heaters, cooling towers, fountains, and other building water systems.  At high enough concentrations and when inhaled, Legionella can cause legionellosis, which includes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever. Nationwide reported incidence of Legionella infections has increased by 5 times between 2000-2018.

Registration is free but required, and webinar registration can be found here. The report will be available for free download at the same time at www.nap.edu. More information on the study and the committee members can be found here.