Legionnaire’s disease is caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella pneumophila. Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment, usually in water. The bacteria grow best in warm water (hot water tanks, large plumbing systems, parts of air conditioning systems of large buildings). People get Legionnaire’s disease when they breathe in air contaminated by droplets of water containing the bacteria.
In the past decade there have been several outbreaks in hospitals, hotels, factories, nursing homes and older buildings. Sources of outbreaks have been linked to atmospheric cooling towers, hot water systems and hydro-massage tubs.
If you are involved in the maintenance, ownership, or day-to-day operation of cooling towers or a hot water system, BarrierTech products do help prevent the growth and spread of Legionella bacteria.
50 litres of BarrierTech had a better result than using 5,000 litres of conventional chemicals (treating a cooling tower >200 m3)
BarrierTech products are extremely effective against mould and fungi both outdoors and indoors, where for example aspergillus niger, cladosporum and more are problematic.
Indoor mold may be unsightly and smelly, but the potential problems are more serious than that. By definition, actively-growing mold damages the material it lives on, thereby impairing structural integrity. In addition, mold is associated with some untoward health effects in humans, including allergies and infections. (Some health effects attributed to mold may in fact be caused by bacteria, dust mites, etc., found in moldcolonized environments. So-called “toxic mold” has been claimed as the cause of “toxic mold disease”; this syndrome remains undefined and “toxic mold” as a cause remains unproven. “Toxic mold” is also unproven as a cause of the various symptoms associated with “sick building syndrome”.
Use Barrier Tech Sanitiser in a fogg machine to effectively remove bacteria and inactivate virus throughout the room in no time.
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