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Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Supports Legionella Testing in Light of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015

Dulles, VA / U.S.A. – WEBWIRE

By David Shortell, Updated 7:09 PM ET, Mon August 3, 2015
“The number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires’ disease outbreak is up to seven. All of the victims were older adults with additional underlying medical problems, according to the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio. The office said Monday that there have been 81 reported cases of the flu-like disease. Sixty-four people have been hospitalized.
Legionnaires’ disease is a respiratory bacterial infection usually spread through mist that comes from a water source, such as cooling towers, air conditioning or showers. It is not transmitted person to person. Symptoms of the disease include fever, chills and a cough.”
Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems
On June 26th, 2015 The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 188 established minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems. A Water Management Program (WMP) is required. The ASHRAE standard outlines the actions needed to develop a WMP.
The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems is $58 ($48, ASHRAE members). To order, visit the ASHRAE bookstore for the member price, click here for non-member price, or contact ASHRAE Customer Contact Center at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide) or fax 678-539-2129.

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. was established in 1997 to meet the laboratory testing needs of indoor air quality specialists and industrial hygienists. Aerobiology prides itself in providing high quality, responsive, and cost effective environmental microbiology laboratory services.  Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is woman-owned and AIHA EMLAP accredited with locations nationwide. It specializes in the analyses of pathogens for the following: Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Legionella, USP 797 compliance samples, allergens, asbestos, yeast, mold, pollen, and soot from wildfires.  Aerobiology also offers product validation and research assistance.  At Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc., its success is measured by the success of its customers. It is dedicated to quality service, fast and accurate delivery of test results, and consultative support by experienced experts. Aerobiology holds accreditations from AIHA, NVLAP, CDC Elite and other accreditation programs. For more information regarding services please visit the company website.  Feel free to contact the Laboratory Director, Suzanne Blevins, at (877) 648-9150.

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