marigoldsGainfully employed, finallyPremium,MVM
Saint Louis, MO
reply to Bob
Re: Deadly Amoebas Found in Tankless Water Heater
said by Bob:NTM disease cases number less than 4,000 per year, and the -vast- majority of those cases are from environmental airborne exposure. said by Jack_in_VA:
There is no rational reason to exceed the CDC recommendation of 120 degrees for the the setting.
Or maybe there is:
said by CDC :
Households with water heater temperatures <=125°F were significantly more likely to harbor nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) compared with households with hot water temperatures >=130°F...
Since, you know, you have to inhale them to contact disease from them. A hotter shower is actually much more dangerous of a risk exposure because of that.
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