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The coronavirus pandemic might make buildings sick too

Potential waterborne diseases may be developing in unused pipes. Image: Unsplash/Abigail Lynn

Caitlin R. Proctor

Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University

Andrew J. Whelton

Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental & Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

William Rhoads

Research Scientist, Virginia Tech

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Built up water can contain copper from pipes, which can cause illnesses if ingested. Image: Andrew Whelton, CC BY-ND
Building managers can test their water for bacteria and metal deposits. Image: Caitlin Proctor/Purdue University, CC BY-ND

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