legionella hygiene News

  • EMSL Will Host a Free Legionella & ASHRAE 188 Webinar

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting a free webinar, “Legionella & ASHRAE 188 – Investigation, Prevention, and Control” on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss fundamental information regarding legionella and ASHRAE 188. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Could Legionella Bacteria Be Contaminating Your Hot Tub?

    Hot tubs that are operated and maintained improperly provide a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Exposure to Legionella can cause potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease and non-fatal Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, potentially fatal and debilitating form of pneumonia that has long term effects after the disease has been treated. Pontiac fever is a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Toronto is Now CDC ELITE Proficient for Legionella Testing

    EMSL Toronto Lab is now Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program Proficient. The ELITE Program was created as a way for laboratories to test their Legionella isolation techniques against standardized samples. Proficiency status indicates that the lab meets or exceeds typical industry standards for recovery of Legionella. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • B & V Water Treatment launches revolutionary product which kills all harmful microbes

    A revolutionary product which kills harmful water borne microbes including legionella and pseudomonas has been launched by one of the UK’s leading water treatment companies. B & V Water Treatment, which was recently named one of the brightest companies in the UK by the Daily Telegraph, expects sales of Absulox, launched this autumn, to be phenomenal as users experience its efficacy at ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • Maryland Hotel Sued after Guest Contracts Legionnaire’s Disease

    After six guests at Ocean City, MD’s historic Boardwalk hotel contracted Legionnaire’s disease last summer, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Worcester County Health Department confirmed the presence of Legionella in the hotel’s water system. Five months later, one of the six guests has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the hotel. Extensive testing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Kills 3 at Chicago Hotel

    According to Fox News, a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak that developed in a Chicago hotel has killed three and infected seven others. At this time, the hotel has not determined where the infectious Legionella bacteria originated, but has taken precautions by draining its fountain in the hotel lobby, the pool, and the hot tub. It also has shut down a portion of its spa. At ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Victim of Legionnaires’ Disease Files Lawsuit against Maryland Hotel

    Last October, The Baltimore Sun reported that three people had been hospitalized for Legionnaires’ disease.  The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the illnesses, which occurred after the individuals stayed at an Ocean City hotel.   The hotel was later closed for several days to perform tests on the water systems to try and locate the bacteria that ...

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates 575,000 Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network celebrated their 575,000th video download from a library of over 230 educational and corporate videos.  The videos have covered a wide range of important topics, including microbial pathogens, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) topics.   “It’s an honor to have had our ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Hits the 600,000th Download Milestone

    The IAQ Video Network celebrated their 600,000th video download today from a library of over 250 educational and corporate videos they have produced.  The videos have covered a wide range of important topics, including indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) related issues. “Having so many people download our videos is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates Over 625,000 Downloads and 684 Subscribers

    Yesterday, the IAQ Video Network celebrated their 625,000th video download from their library of over 260 educational and corporate videos.  The videos have covered a wide range of important topics, including indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) related issues.   “In addition to reaching the download ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ and EH&S Videos Downloaded over 490,000 Times

    Today, the IAQ Video Network celebrated their 490,000th video download from their library of over 210 educational and corporate videos. The videos cover important indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) topics.   “It’s great to have reached over 490,000 downloads of our videos on specialized topics,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 525K IAQ Video Network Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network will celebrate their 525,000th video download from a library of over 225 educational and corporate videos.  The videos cover important indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) topics.   “We are pleased to have had so many people watch our educational videos,” reported Paul ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ and EH&S Videos Downloaded Over 475,000 Times

    Today, the IAQ Video Network celebrates the 475,000th download of their educational online videos. For the past several years, the public and industry professionals interested in learning more about important indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) topics have had access to a growing library of over 200 videos on various topics. ...

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates a Half Million Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network celebrates their 500,000th video download from a library of over 210 educational and corporate videos.  The videos cover important indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene (IH), and environmental, health & safety (EH&S) topics.   “It’s been one of our goals to reach the half a million download mark with our educational ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hospitals Battle Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs)

    An article in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology discusses how researchers identified contaminated nasal spray as the cause of an outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia in patients at a Denver children’s hospital.  A recent news story from WLWT last week reported on the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at an Ohio hospital in 2010.  WHEC in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month and Preventing Occupational Asthma in New York

    May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month across the United States.  Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that can be life-threatening in some circumstances. People with the condition are often exposed to numerous known asthma triggers in their homes, schools, and work environments. Occupational asthma, also referred to as work-related asthma, is the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Offers Special Opportunity to Customize & Brand Popular Educational Videos

    For the past three years, the IAQ Video Network has produced approximately 200 online videos about a wide range of environmental, health and safety topics. These popular videos are today downloaded at a rate of about 900 views per day and have been seen almost 475,000 times.   Cochrane & Associates, LLC, the company behind the efforts of the IAQ Video Network is pleased to announce a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Offers to Customize & Brand Popular Videos

    During the past several years, the IAQ Video Network has produced over 260 online videos about a wide range of environmental, health and safety topics.  These popular videos are today downloaded at a rate of almost 1000 views per day and have been watched over 636,000 times.   Cochrane & Associates, LLC, the company behind the IAQ Video Network, is pleased to announce a special ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New controller platform - Dulcometer Multi-Parameter Controller diaLog DACa

    The diaLog DACa was developed for continuously measuring and controlling the parameters needed for water treatment. The new controller platform is taking the place of the D1Ca/D2Ca controller from ProMinent. The multi-parameter controller is available in versions with one or two channels. The corresponding sensors can be connected per channel using an mV or mA input. Customers can choose from ...

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Maryland Hotel

    Last week, The Baltimore Sun reported that three people have been hospitalized for Legionnaires’ disease.  The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced the illnesses which occurred after the individuals stayed at an Ocean City hotel.   The hotel was closed several days before the end of the season to perform tests on the water systems to try and locate ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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