Leigonnaires Disease & Air Con filters.

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Leigonnaires Disease & Air Con filters.

Post by falling-out-with-my-car » 08 Mar 2009, 20:46

Did you know that if you don't at least change your air con cabin filters once a year you could contract leigonnaires disease, it has flu like symptoms and is a form of Pneunomia.

Smokers & people with respitory conditions ie asthma are more suseptable to contracting Leigonnaires Disease.

certain conditions increase the risk of contracting the disease.

1) a suitable temperature for growth 20 to 45 degrees C.
2) a source of nutrients for the organism, sludge, mud, rust or organic matter.
3) A way of spreading and creating breathable droplets ie Air conditioning.
symptoms High temperature, fever & chills. a cough muscle pains and headache. some patients suffer disorentation and confusion.
Not everyone exposed to the disease contracts the disease and you cannot spread it from person to person, so if your considering a long journey this summer and you haven't changed the pollen filter in your car for a while consider buying a new one, you never know it might save your life.

regards nigel. :wink:

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Post by Sl4yer » 08 Mar 2009, 21:16

I'm not an expert in car aircon, but I am trained in Legionella management and prevention (ACOP L8 ). And what you've posted is absolute nonsense! :roll:

Legionnaires' Disease occurs when Legionella bacteria grow, usually in a warm, static water source, and are distributed when said water is sprayed finely (known as an aerosol, but not from a can!). You've more danger of catching it from your shower after you've been on holiday for a couple of weeks than you ever will from your car.

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Post by myglaren » 08 Mar 2009, 22:06

I may have a French car but I never carry Legionnaires.
They can damned well march wherever they need to go.
And forget.

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Post by DickieG » 08 Mar 2009, 22:49

myglaren wrote:I may have a French car but I never carry Legionnaires.
They can damned well march wherever they need to go.
And forget.

Steve,

Have you been a stand up comedian in a previous (or even present life), you do make me chuckle :lol:

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Post by XantiaMan » 09 Mar 2009, 09:10

Oh dear is he posting bollocks again? :lol:

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Post by dieseldoggy » 16 Jun 2009, 11:04

myglaren wrote:I may have a French car but I never carry Legionnaires.
They can damned well march wherever they need to go.
And forget.


And have a hell of a time closing the boot!

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Post by Xaccers » 16 Jun 2009, 12:36

XantiaMan583 wrote:Oh dear is he posting bollocks again? :lol:


Royal Mail complained about the mess last time didn't they?

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Post by XantiaMan » 16 Jun 2009, 13:20

Xac wrote:
XantiaMan583 wrote:Oh dear is he posting bollocks again? :lol:


Royal Mail complained about the mess last time didn't they?


No thats when i get a load of **** through the letter box!

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From an A/C engineer of 30 odd years

Post by fridgedoc » 19 Aug 2009, 17:10

Hi All

I have just read this posting and to be quite honest I've had to pick myself up of the floor and dry my eyes, laugh .....I have'nt laughed so much since my Aunt caught her tit in a mangle.......... I don't know what was funnier the original posting by "Falling out with my car" (he cannot be serious) or the posting by "myglaen"

oh don't you have to be bi-lingual to talk bollocks

made my day, after it seems the clutch is phuked in my xantia