It is also likely that some cases of sauna-takers lung, lifeguard lung, humidifier lung, and tap water-associated HP described in the literature more than a decade ago may, in fact, be unsuspected cases of HP from aerosolized mycobacteria.
Lifeguard lung: endemic granulomatous pneumonitis in an indoor swimming pool.
The team studied a pool at a Colorado hospital that had reported nine incidents of lifeguard lung
within a period of approximately a year.
Prof Pace said there may be a connection with a disease called 'Lifeguard Lung
' which sometimes afflicted pool workers.
Granulomatous pneumonitis has been reported in lifeguards ("lifeguard lung") who worked at an indoor swimming pool that featured waterfalls and sprays (5).
"Lifeguard lung": endemic granulomatous pneumonitis in an indoor swimming pool.
Though lifeguard lung, or LGL, is largely unrecognized, it's believed to be occurring with greater frequency as more and more indoor waterparks and leisure pools are built.
Lifeguard lung is a form of sick building syndrome that occurs primarily in indoor aquatics facilities.
" is contracted from contaminated droplets of water released from the sprays, say US researchers.
PEOPLE who spend many hours in indoor swimming pools with water sprays may develop "lifeguard lung
Lachocki said the committee's research discovered that the disease's nickname, lifeguard lung
, is "somewhat of a misnomer," with far more incidents occurring in the cotton, animal feed and air conditioning industries.
To help aquatics directors protect their staffs, authors Susan Skaros and Alison Osinski provide detailed information on the causes and warning signs of lifeguard lung
, as well as suggestions on how to prevent its occurrence.