Legionnaire’s disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by a very potent bacterium called legionella. Legionella bacteria thrive in all types of water system: plumbing, swimming pools, bath tubs, and mist sprayers. When released as vapors and inhaled, legionella can cause a host of different adverse complications that might severely compromise one’s health.
Upon exposure, an individual might experience muscle pain, headaches, chills, and a fever that can reach 40 degrees Celsius or higher. If left untreated, legionnaire’s disease might cause a cough that produces mucus or blood, chest pain, breathing difficulty, gastrointestinal illnesses, and mental alterations.
One way to prevent a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak is to use reliable residential water softening and filtering systems to reduce the risk of allowing legionella to thrive in the water supplies and spread through the air. Fortunately, the team at American Water can provide you with safe and reliable water softening and filtration products. Call us today!