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  • California Residents Informed of Legionella Risks Associated with Hot Tubs

    According to some reports, there are over 5 million residential hot tubs in the United States and many of these are located across California. Although hot tubs can provide relaxation and fun, if not properly maintained they can also present a health risk. One health concern is due to Legionella bacteria. Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks

    In December, multiple media outlets reported on the tragic case of a Texas newborn who developed Legionnaires’ disease and passed away early last year.  The infant was born during a water birth that some health experts believe may have exposed the child to the bacteria that causes the disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Each ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Healthcare Facilities in Puerto Rico and CMS Requirements to Reduce Legionella Risks

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a survey and certification memo last June stating requirements for healthcare facilities to develop and adhere to ASHRAE-compliant water management programs. These programs are meant to reduce the risk for Legionella and other bacterial and fungal pathogens associated with water systems.   Exposure to Legionella sources in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ENEXIO SANIPACKING® fills reduce the risk of legionellae in wet cooling towers with open circuits

    Antimicrobial additive in the synthetic material Prevention of cell growth and of proliferation of bacteria Inhibition of the legionellae pneumophilia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ENEXIO SANIPACKING® fills and drift eliminators reliably prevent the growth of bacteria and therefore contribute toward minimizing the risk of legionella infections. A synthetic material ...

  • Legionella Outbreak at Las Vegas Resort

    Last week, Reuters reported that an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in June at a major Las Vegas resort and casino.  According to the report, several guests have been diagnosed and treated for the disease.   The hotel recently conducted water tests and discovered elevated levels of Legionella bacteria in several of the rooms.  The hotel, with over 4,000 rooms, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionella Testing Can Prevent Deaths from Healthcare-Associated Legionella Outbreaks

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that hospitals and healthcare facilities need a water management plan and should test for Legionella. The CDC announced that most deaths from healthcare-associated Legionella outbreaks might have been prevented if healthcare facilities proactively tested for Legionella. EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, has the largest ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • ICL Water Solutions to launch HydroBio® Advance: real time biofilm measurement and an innovative Legionella risk assessment tool

    With Hydrobio® Advance, you adjust in real time your treatment program: the right biocide, the right dosage at the right time. Respond to changes faster and improve water systems reliability with real time information using the ICL WaterSolutions HydroBio® Advance. Biofi lms have in water and especially cooling systems ideal conditions to grow: right temperature, high amount of nutrients ...


    By Kurita

  • 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.

  • Rapid Testing of Legionella in hot and cold water systems

    In the draft technical guidance on the control of Legionella in hot and cold water systems -part 2 of HSG274, the ACOP L8 team has allowed a role for rapid testing in Legionella control and management. This is consistent with the position that the role of rapid testing techniques in Legionella management, is decided on the basis of a risk assessment and a management plan. The technical guidance ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • CBS Affiliate Utilizes the IAQ Video Network’s Legionella Video

    This week, WRBL, a CBS affiliate from Georgia, reported about the death of a man caused by Legionnaires’ disease.  Army officials from the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, are conducting tests following the man’s death.  In their latest news report from last night, WRBL used parts of an online educational video produced by the IAQ Video Network during the evening ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • 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

  • View our webinar on Mitigating Risk of Legionnaires` Disease

    EVAPCO's recent webinar on mitigating the risk of Legionnaires' Disease is now available to view at your convenience. Jointly sponsored by EVAPCO, Aircoil Company and SPX Cooling Technologies, the webinar provided an executive summary detailing some of the recent outbreaks reported in the media, along with information you can use to mitigate the risk. Experts in the field agree on seven ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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.

  • Puerto Rico’s Legionella Experts Help to Keep Cruise Ships and Other Vessels Safe for Passengers and Crew

    The islands of Puerto Rico have a rich maritime history. Since its founding over 500 years ago by Spanish explorers, islanders and visitors have relied on ships and other vessels to move goods, people and provide for recreation. Today, there are a number of major ports that handle freight, cargo and the many cruise ships that either call Puerto Rico home or have it as a major stop on their ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mycometer is participating at AQUATECH in Amsterdam

    Mycometer invite our customers to visit us at the Danish Pavillion at Aquatech November 3- 6 Hall/stand No. 07.245. We have news on Legionella Risk Assesment and new technology ...


    By Mycometer

  • EMSL’s Jason Dobranic Contributes Article to IE Connections

    EMSL Analytical’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, Dr. Jason Dobranic, has written a technical feature article that has been published by IE Connections. His article, “Preventing Legionellosis: ASTM and Proposed ASHRAE 188 Standards” discusses the importance of Legionella prevention and identification. Legionella is a Gram ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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