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  • Environmental Professionals Protect People from Legionella Bacteria

    Few people think they are putting their lives at risk when they sit down to enjoy a relaxing moment in a hot tub, but improperly maintained hot tubs can harbor deadly microbial pathogens.  That is believed to be just the case in a recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that occurred in the United Kingdom.  17 of 18 cases of the disease in that outbreak can be traced back to ...

  • Legionella testing in Sea Water

    Several studies have shown that Legionella species survive in sea water even up to saline concentrations of 3% or more and in fact that NaCl may actually protect the bacterium at lower concentrations. R Heller and his colleagues state in a communication to the Letters in Applied Microbiology (1998 Jan;26(1):64-8) that: “The marked bacterial die-off, especially at higher temperatures, was ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • Pontiac Fever & Legionella Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses Pontiac Fever and Legionella bacteria.   Pontiac Fever is an infection caused by a type of bacteria known as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Prevention of legionella - Certified chlorine dioxide system Bello Zon

    The Flemish Ministry of Health only permits approved disinfectants and disinfection processes for protection against legionella. Chlorine dioxide systems Bello Zon® have been certified for this since the beginning of 2018. Water quality in accordance with the EU directive The high quality standards for potable water in recent decades have been consistently further developed ...

  • Scale, corrosion and Legionella control without chemicals from Elgressy

    27 May 2006: LONDON, UK: Elgressy UK is pleased to be able to offer its unique technology and methodology for water management in open and closed water systems. Taking a simplified and balanced view of water management has allowed Elgressy to create a highly effective system for the control of micro organisms (including Legionella, E-coli, etc.), scale and corrosion without using chemical ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Legionella Exposure Concerns & Health Care Facilities Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses information recently shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about Legionnaires’ disease and health care facilities.  “Earlier this year, the CDC publishing information and prevention tips in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Legionella, Legionnaires’ Disease & Hot Tubs Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses Legionnaires’ disease and hot tubs as a potential source of Legionella bacteria.   Legionella is a type of bacteria that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Is Legionella Lurking in Hot Tubs and Other Water Sources in Puerto Rico?

    Legionellais a type of bacteria that are found naturally in the environment, especially in warm water, that can cause a life-threatening form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease each year in the United States.   People get ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EVAPCO Welcomes New CDC Legionella Prevention Guidelines that Focus on Building Water System Management

    CDC Vital Signs data also conclude that “the most common source of building-associated Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks was drinkable water (56 percent).” Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires' disease. The publication of the toolkit is a giant step forward in offering practical ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires` Disease Launches New Website

    An alliance to prevent Legionnaire's disease has recently launched www.PreventLegionnaires.org, a brand new website aimed at providing the public with information about Legionella bacteria, its source and how individuals become infected with Legionnaires' disease. The website launch coincides with the release of the CDC Vital ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Early registration deadline for AWWA waterborne pathogens symposium is March 16

    The early registration deadline for the American Water Works Association’s sixth International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens is March 16, 2015. The event will take place April 13-14 in Savannah, ...

  • Eliminating the need for Chemicals for Water treatment

    UK Based Fluid Dynamics announces that   a totally CHEMICAL FREE  totally GREEN water treatment system is s now possible. Since 1973 Fluid Dynamics has been manufacturing non chemical water treatment systems Eliminating the addition of harmful salt in water softeners  and  chemicals so dangerous that they can only be handled wearing protective clothing . Eliminating the ...

  • New York building owners use Raphael to stay in compliance

    Recent outbreaks and the prevalence of Legionella bacteria in cooling towers has led the New York State (NYS) Department of Health to enact emergency regulations for all cooling tower owners statewide. These new regulations have established critical deadlines and guidance to protect the public from further exposure to the bacteria. If you own or operate a cooling tower in New York City, ...


    By Sper Scientific

  • HSE prosecutes two UK companies following outbreak of legionnaire’s disease

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has renewed its warning to companies to ensure that water storage and cooling systems are adequately treated to prevent the growth of the legionella bacteria – which affects around 300 people in the UK each year. Warning comes after HP Bulmer Limited and Nalco Limited, who had previously pleaded guilty to contraventions of the Health and Safety at Work etc ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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