Air Conditioner Water Source of Disease?

Subject: Diseases in air conditioning water
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001
From: JA11CLARK©aol.com
To: Oasis Design

More study may be required on recommending the use of cooling tower water,
evaporative cooler water, or air conditioning drip water. Diseases such as
Legionella have been associated with these types of systems. ASHRAE, the
American Society of Air Conditioning Engineers ( I believe the website is
ashrae.org), has some publications regarding Legionella and cooling tower
water treatment. I believe that the vast quantities of air (with their
associated viruses, bacteria, and pathogens) that pass over the
aforementioned equipment coupled with the water standing for long periods of
time result in "brews" similar to those you highlight in long standing
storage.
Jim

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