Legionella Testing & Prevention Regulations

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Is Legionnaire’s Disease Deadly?

U.S. Senator for New York, Charles Schumer, took action in developing a plan to help prevent future Legionnaires’ disease cases from popping up in Upstate New York. As a result of this deadly disease claiming the lives of more than a dozen New Yorkers, Senator Schumer is pushing to increase federal funding to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The reason for increasing the federal funding to the CDC would be to further research the bacteria and the pneumonia it causes. A huge part of this movement would be the national standards developed for testing cooling towers and the impact that would have on the water treatment industry.

Learn more about the preventative efforts being pushed by Senator Schumer in his letters to the CDC and Senate.

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Matt Welsh
Vice President, Water Consultant at Chardon Labs | Website | + posts

Matt Welsh is the Vice President and Water Consultant at Chardon Labs.  He helps consult a wide range of customers utilizing various methods of water treatment, from chemical to chemical-free approaches, large and small applications, and across a wide range of geographical influences.  With 20 years of water treatment experience, including a wide range of troubleshooting and service in potable water and non-potable HVAC and industrial applications, he is an expert in water treatment chemistry for cooling towers, boilers, and closed-loop systems.


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