So half the reason for your collective sickness - is in the water?
Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires
February 21, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) The data is scary: Nearly half of water faucets
sampled across the United States tested positive for the bacteria that
causes Legionnaires disease.
While the study was small researchers only sampled 67 public and
private water sources such as kitchen sinks and drinking fountains
its the first one to chart the presence of the potentially deadly
bacteria in water taps.
According to the EPA, the organization that conducted the research, 32
taps contained the bacteria, and 11 of those contained it in multiple
Legionnaires disease is a severe form of pneumonia that causes chills,
fever, headache, a cough and more. It can be deadly.
The study was published on Feb. 18 in the journal Environmental Science