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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,...

2014-03-13 23:21:27

These Legionella Diagnostic Testing Market reports provide detailed analysis for US, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK) and Japan. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 These reports present a detailed analysis of the Legionella diagnostics market in the US, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK) and Japan. Current scientific views on the Legionella definition, epidemiology and etiology are reviewed. These reports provide the 5-year test volume and sales forecasts by country...

Infectious Pathogens Higher In Water From Hospital Water Taps With Aerators
2014-01-22 07:30:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by the University of Genova, Italy, finds that infectious pathogen levels are higher in water obtained from hospital water taps with aerators than water from deeper in the plumbing system. Patients who are immunocompromised are at a higher risk of infection from such contaminated water. "Aerators are a reservoir for drug-resistant bacteria and a source of infection for patients at risk," said Maria Luisa Cristina,...

2014-01-07 23:04:13

The Salt Institute highlights new research from Arizona State University. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 New research by the School of Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University has found that the hard water scaling normally found in the pipes of homes is an active environment for harmful bacterial growth. According to The U.S. Geological Survey, nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water - water containing high levels of calcium and magnesium. The piping used...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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