Legionella risk assessment is one of the most effective ways to control this condition in order to prevent food poisoning. It is a type of food poisoning that is caused by ingesting raw or uncooked sea fish. The symptoms usually include nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps, headaches, diarrhea, dizziness, a sensitivity to odors, rashes and fever. Seafood is a very popular dish around the world and the consumption of seafood is considered a part of a healthy diet. However, for people who suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart conditions, asthma, kidney problems, liver problems and other similar chronic illnesses, a seafood allergy can be fatal. People with these types of medical conditions should avoid consuming any seafood species that contain this parasite.
Through a legionella risk assessment, any person who is exposed to seafood is able to determine if their immune systems are capable of fighting this condition or whether they are prone to developing symptoms. This preliminary test is also important in managing risks in the workplace, public places and private homes. Common types of such risk assessments include health and safety hazard assessments and water treatment risk assessments.
For water treatment systems, a competent person performs a water analysis that assesses the presence and levels of the parasite in the drinking water sources. When performing a water analysis, the expert uses digital instruments coupled with specialized software to determine the level of contamination in the drinking water sources. Some methods used in assessing the level of contamination include gas chromatography, turbidity measurements and pH testing. Usually, a person who is certified in the field of water resources or environment health will perform a legionella risk assessment and report back to the concerned authorities. There are also companies that can conduct these tests and provide reports to concerned agencies.