20. March 2023

Public LeCo seminar 28 September 2021: Predictive Models to identify risks associated with Legionella in premise plumbing of green buildings (in English)

28 September 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Free online participation:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83091194422?pwd=eGhPaHhieE43K0NuRjZJVHdEejVSUT09

(Meeting-ID: 830 9119 4422, Kenncode: 406151)

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Abstract

Findings on relationships between Legionella concentrations and other water quality parameters will be shown. Further, insights into water age metrics and associations with Legionella as well as several QMRA exposure scenarios that are being developed into a decision support tool will be presented.

Invited Speaker: Dr. Jade Mitchell

  • Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at Michigan State University
  • Her research interests include risk assessment and understanding how chemical and microbial stressors from diverse environmental exposures including water quality and food safety lead to adverse human health outcomes.
  • She uses quantitative analysis and modeling to characterize risks to support risk management decision making, engineering design and environmental policy. She is keenly interested in evaluating risk trade-offs between quality and quantity in the areas of food safety, water quality and antibiotic resistance.
  • Currently, she is focused on evaluating risks associated with opportunistic pathogens in premise plumbing and drinking water distribution systems through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded National Priorities grant.