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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,...

2013-12-12 23:22:41

Legionella bacteria were recently responsible for two new Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. Jules Zacher, PC is a law firm currently representing victims of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks across the country, including one case from the October outbreak in Allentown, PA. (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria frequently found in water. People can contract this illness when hotels, hospitals, nursing...

2013-12-11 04:20:41

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With growing reports of Legionella and related Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in the USA, Canada and around the world, ProCare Water Treatment Inc. today announces its newest "AquaLyse® ICR-820" medical and commercial grade copper-silver ionization chamber cells. The new 2014 AquaLyse® ionization chamber cells are certified to sustain pressures of over 820 PSI, as well as temperatures of 228 degrees F (or 109 degrees C). This breaks its own...

2013-11-20 08:22:08

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System has recently selected Phigenics, LLC, to provide ongoing smart water management services for its facilities. This partnership is part of an ongoing and successful collaboration between Phigenics and one of the nation's largest VA medical centers. For the last six months, Phigenics has worked with VA Pittsburgh to develop one of the most rigorous facility water surveillance and management programs in the...

2013-11-13 23:25:55

Inadequate water system treatment can lead to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks. Jules Zacher, PC is a law firm with multiple cases linked to recent outbreaks across the country. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially deadly form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria frequently found in water. People can contract this illness when hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, and other large facilities do not properly maintain their water systems....

Probiotics May Help Keep Bad Germs At Bay
2013-11-04 08:38:08

Virginia Tech Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so they don't form a biofilm that allows gum disease a path into the blood stream. Microbes in the tap water delivered by modern water systems in a developed country are also mostly harmless – with some notable exceptions. A team of Virginia Tech researchers is investigating the...

2013-10-28 23:01:19

Scientific Biofilm Solutions wants to offer warnings and tips on how to properly clean a jetted tub, providing a nice, safe, clean tub experience, free of mold and bacteria. Maplewood, MN (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Scientific Biofilm Solutions wants to raise awareness and provide tips on how to properly clean a jetted tub to avoid bathing in high levels of mold and bacteria. The problem jetted tub users encounter is that if the tub isn't cleaned properly, with the right cleaners, it...

2013-08-21 23:29:00

Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD, has been invited to speak at the 8th International Conference on Legionella in Melbourne, Australia. Stout, who is also an associate research professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, will be speaking on the theme of prevention during the Legionella Control Measures in Hospitals session. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD,...

2013-06-04 16:24:34

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees has issued a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calling for an investigation into the presence of high levels of legionella at multiple healthcare facilities that are under the direction of Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4 Director Michael Moreland. Following a VA Office of Inspector General investigation into the...

2013-05-24 16:23:20

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding the use of agency resources to air television advertisements in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4; which has been embattled in controversy surrounding a recent Legionnaires' outbreak. "Our union activists in the Pittsburgh area alerted us to TV ads they've seen featuring VISN 4...