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  • NZ Building Act to battle Legionella

    Following the recent outbreak of legionellosis in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Department of Building and Housing has reminded building owners and managers of their health and safety responsibilities under the Building Act. Published in the New...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • The French Health Protection Agency (InVS) warns against Legionella outbreaks

    In an official statement dated July 2004, the French Health Protection Agency called for vigilance with regards to the risk of Legionella outbreaks during summer 2004. In 2003, 1044 legionella cases were recorded in France and 129 patients died....

    • Publication date : 2004/09/14
  • Legionella in France: the French Government is tightening cooling tower controls

    Two decrees were signed Monday December 13, 2004, reinforcing prevention of legionella risks. These decrees in particular establish compulsory external controls for all cooling towers. These measures come under the Plan to combat legionella...

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • Scientists develop a chip to detect Legionelia very quickly

    Researchers at the Technical University of Munich claim to have developed a test for quick detection of Legionella bacteria.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/09
  • IIR corporate members news: Dehon

    Dehon, Benefactor Member of the IIR, is organizing a new cycle of technical information meetings focusing on: evolution of regulations on refrigerants, CO2 news and prospects, R-410A in practice, regulations concerning legionella, management of...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Aerosol-free coooling tower

    Climespace, a subsidiary of Suez and Gaz de France that has developed Paris' ice water cooling system, has successfully tested a new system of aero-cooling towers, which eliminates aerosols, a major factor in the spread of legionella bacteria in...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Paris district cooling is growing

    A presentation of the Paris district cooling system by François Dupoux, President-General Director of Climespace (operator of the district cooling system) during the IIR-AFF centenary conference in Paris attracted a lot of interest. Many...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Legionnaires’ disease

    Two outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease are in the news: - Thirteen deaths have occurred among 85 patients who contracted Legionnaires' disease in the northern French prefecture of Pas-de-Calais. The main cause of the outbreak is a cooling tower at...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • CO2 training courses in France

    Climate change concerns and increasing use of natural refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) are driving demand for natural refrigerant training courses.

    • Publication date : 2011/12/14