Drinking Water Criteria Document for Legionella (Final Draft)

The Office of Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has prepared a drinking water criteria document on Legionella. The document includes an extensive review of the following topics: general information and properties, occurrence in drinking water, worldwide distribution, analytical methodology, health effects in animals and humans, symptoms and mechanisms of disease production, control of legionellae in the distribution system and in plumbing systems, and risk assessment.


U.S. EPA. Drinking Water Criteria Document for Legionella (Final Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/X-85/051 (NTIS PB86117843).