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NAS Report Highlights Shortcomings Of SDWA In Controlling Legionella

August 14, 2019
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in a new report is highlighting the limitations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to limit the growth of Legionella bacteria in water pipes inside large public buildings, calling for stronger federal policies and guidance to combat a disease caused by the bacteria that afflicts and kills more people in the United States than any other waterborne disease. Humans are primarily exposed to Legionella through inhalation of contaminated aerosols into the...


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