lifeguard lung

A popular term for endemic granulomatous pneumonitis, linked to endotoxin-containing respirable bioaerosols from water sprays, waterfalls, and water slides, affecting lifeguards who watch over swimmers at indoor swimming pools. Pseudomonas spp are the most commonly identified pathogen

lifeguard lung

Public health A popular term for granulomatous pneumonitis, caused primarily by Pseudomonas spp–which affects lifeguards who watch over swimmers at municipal indoor pools with water sprays, waterfalls, and water slides
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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.
The team studied a pool at a Colorado hospital that had reported nine incidents of lifeguard lung within a period of approximately a year.
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.
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.
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.