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2014-10-20 23:10:28

A point-of-use (POU) filter meets manufacturer’s claims for controlling Legionella for 62 days according to a study in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control released online. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 A Legionella point-of-use (POU) filter meets manufacturer’s claims for controlling the bacteria for 62 days, according to the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control released online. Special Pathogens Laboratory researchers, Janet...

2014-10-02 23:12:07

Enrich Products is the first manufacturer of Copper Silver Ionization Systems to receive both EPA registration and NSF61 certification. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Enrich Products, Inc. the leading manufacturer in North America of Copper-Silver Ionization Systems, has recently received the NSF/ANSI 61 and 372 Certifications by NSF International (NSF 61 Certification is for health effects only and does not address the disinfection efficacy of the product). Copper Silver...

2014-08-28 23:08:39

New Paper: Minor Changes to Federal, State Water Regulations Could Save Thousands of Lives Lombard, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Former Head of EPA’s Drinking Water Standards Division Calls for Action to Reduce Waterborne Disease Risk A new paper authored by the first director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water Standards Division argues that supplemental disinfection of building plumbing systems to reduce incidence of Legionnaires’ disease and other...

2014-08-21 08:24:14

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Healthcare System of Ohio (VISN 10) and Southwest Health Care Network (VISN 18) have awarded contracts to Phigenics, LLC, a pioneer in preventing disease and injury caused by bacteria and other hazards in building water. Phigenics will work directly with VHA Facility Water Safety Committees to help develop and implement their Legionella disease (LD) Prevention Plans, and provide independent...

2014-08-05 23:03:22

Validates Disinfectant Power of Clearitas® 350 for Two-Pronged Attack of Persistent Pathogens Such as Legionella in Healthcare Facilities Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a leading specialty water chemical research and development company building an innovative chemical platform to solve water infrastructure issues, today announced that its Clearitas 350 scale control solution has been approved as a primary disinfectant for...

2014-06-21 08:20:23

ProCare Water Treatment Inc., manufacturer of the AquaLyse® line of medical, military and commercial grade copper-silver ionisation water treatment, announced the launch of the first Legionella related online Portal-Hub. TORONTO, June 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProCare Water Treatment Inc., manufacturer of the AquaLyse ® line of medical, military and commercial grade copper-silver ionisation water treatment, launched the first Legionella related online Portal-Hub. The new AquaLyse...

2014-05-31 23:07:54

LiquiTech.com to Become Educational Resource for Secondary Water Treatment Industry Lombard, IL (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 LiquiTech, a provider of environmentally sustainable solutions for dependably clean water systems, today announced the release of a new corporate website. The new site, http://www.liquitech.com, features improved navigation, updated content and a new focus on monitoring and maintenance as a pillar of its copper silver ionization system. “As an industry leader, LiquiTech...

2014-05-27 08:29:41

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Veterans Administration New England (VISN 1) and South Central (VISN 16) Healthcare Systems have awarded contracts to Phigenics, LLC, to develop smart water management programs for a total of fifty-one buildings representing approximately fifteen million square feet of healthcare floor space. The programs utilize Phigenics' intelligent cloud-based software platform, independent expert services, microbiological and water testing...

Legionnaire bacteria spread by Windshield Wiper Fluid
2014-05-19 11:29:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Windshield washer fluid is one of those innocuous things you probably don’t give much thought to throughout the day, but a new study has found that the familiar blue fluid often harbors the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. Spread via mist or vapor containing the Legionella bacteria, Legionnaire’s disease is essentially a severe form of pneumonia. The same bacteria can also cause Pontiac fever – a flu-like illness....

2014-03-14 16:23:14

Labor activists at Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Hospital Sound Alarm on Elevated Legionella Levels WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take a deeper look at reports of elevated levels of Legionella at the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital in Illinois. In a Feb. 28 letter to Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels,...


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