Tuesday July 17, 2018

Windshield washer fluid linked to Legionnaires’ disease

Using your car’s windshield washer seems pretty harmless, but a new study says washer fluid might be the perfect home for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia. “We saw 83 percent of samples we collected had Legionella in them. Seventy-five percent had Legionella pneumophila, which causes about 95 percent of Legionnaires’ diseases cases in America.”  More…

Posted by at May 21, 2014
Filed in category: Health, Interesting, Strange, Tabloid, Travel, Unlikely,

Comments are closed.