- •Newly designed faucet filters eliminate Legionella beyond 62 days of use.
- •Point-of-use faucet filters entirely eliminated heterotrophic plate count bacteria for the first 2 weeks.
- •After week 2, filtered water had an average 1.86 log reduction in heterotrophic plate count bacteria.
- •Point-of-use filters are effective in preventing Legionella exposure in high-risk units.
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Conflict of interest: None to report.
Pall Medical Corporation (East Hills, NY) supplied faucet filters and some funding. These funders played no role in study design, data collection, analysis, or writing of the manuscript. The Special Pathogens Laboratory also supported this study.