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EPA to Host Free January Webinar on Legionella Management and Treatment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development and Office of Water is hosting a free webinar on January 28, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET with a Q&A session from 3-3:30 pm directly following the presentations. A certificate for one training hour will be offered for this webinar. Follow this link to register: register.gotowebinar.com/register/3034705273449437699 .

The webinar includes two presentations: Image result for legionella

1. Public Water System Characteristics That May Affect Legionella Occurrence in Building Water Systems

This presentation will highlight EPA’s efforts to reduce Legionella risks through regulatory revisions, treatment technologies, and research on premise plumbing. An overview of public health impacts, challenges to addressing Legionella in drinking water, and potential risk factors in municipal supplies will be included.

2. Impact of Chlorine and Chloramine on the Detection and Quantification of Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium Species

Potable water can be a source of transmission for legionellosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection and diseases. This presentation will investigate the influence of disinfectant type and total chlorine residual on the detection and concentration of the five leading pathogens associated with these infections and diseases.