From: Nick Finnigan on 14 Jun 2010 18:06
> "Nick Finnigan" <nix(a)genie.co.uk> wrote in message
>> Chelsea Tractor Man wrote:
>>> by stopping legionares disease developing in the reservoir
>> "The life you save may not be your own".
> You talking about cars that have 1 jet pointed at the pavement?!!
No, cars which have one or more jets spraying over the top in slow moving
From: GT on 15 Jun 2010 04:58
"Nick Finnigan" <nix(a)genie.co.uk> wrote in message
> GT wrote:
>> "Nick Finnigan" <nix(a)genie.co.uk> wrote in message
>>> Chelsea Tractor Man wrote:
>>>> by stopping legionares disease developing in the reservoir
>>> "The life you save may not be your own".
>> You talking about cars that have 1 jet pointed at the pavement?!!
> No, cars which have one or more jets spraying over the top in slow moving
Ahh - guilty as charged - mine do that. Very annoying for the driver as his
window doesn't get washed and the person behind as his does! Trouble is that
when I squirt at anything over 40mph (ooh err), the jets only reach half way
up my windscreen, so to overcome wind resistance, the jets are set to point
over the roof when stationery. The clear answer (for me) is only to use the
squirters when moving over about 10mph.
From: Zimmy on 15 Jun 2010 06:49
"Chelsea Tractor Man" <mr.c.tractor(a)hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
> by stopping legionares disease developing in the reservoir
> Chelses Tractor Man
> Gone Beyond the Ultimate Driving Machine
Just to put this in perspective, using screen wash (or possibly anything
with some alcohol in it), just might possibly prevent roughly 20 or 30
legionnaires infections per year out of the 30 odd million cars in the UK.
i.e. you are about 100 times more likely to actually die in a road accident.
From: ARWadsworth on 15 Jun 2010 14:03
"Harry Bloomfield" <harry.m1byt(a)NOSPAM.tiscali.co.uk> wrote in message
> boltar2003(a)boltar.world has brought this to us :
>> On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:13:37 +0100
>> "John" <Who90nospam(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> Incidentally - Legionella is spread by an aerosol mist - not by
>> This really is Scare Story of the Week isn't it. What next - don't change
>> your oil regularly and you'll be devoured by some mutant bug that lives
>> on dipsticks? Whoever did this "research" really needs to find something
>> worthwhile to do with their time.
> The story sounded to be very plausible to me - do some research on
The people that did the original research did a fantasic job. Here is a
quote from their research
"Legionella bacteria were isolated from the
windscreen wiper fluid of one car out of five that did not
use screenwash while none were identified from 16 cars
that did use screenwash (unpublished data)."
So they tested 5 cars without screenwash and found one with Legionella
present and they also tested 16 cars with screenwash and found no Legionella
Well that is probably the best test results I have ever seen to prove that
20% of the causes of legionnaires disease is caused by the lack of
screenwash in a windscreen washer:-)
From: alan.holmes on 15 Jun 2010 15:10
"Conor" <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote in message
> On 14/06/2010 09:18, Chelsea Tractor Man wrote:
>> by stopping legionares disease developing in the reservoir
> Cheers for that. I regularly partake in a glass of windscreen wash when
> I'm out for a drive.
I'm not very keen on the taste!
> Conor www.notebooks-r-us.co.uk