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  • Army-funded technology detects bacteria in water

    Research to be presented by scientists from the Western New England College in Springfield at the 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics this week describes how to keep soldiers in the battlefield healthy. Partly funded by the US Army, the project explored new ways to detect harmful bacteria in water. Current techniques for analysing water in the field can take as long as 24 hours to ...

  • Evacuation equipment is resistant against hospital bacteria

    Did you know that people with low immunity are more susceptible to hospital bacteria? They are so susceptible that this results in fatalities every year. Probably more than you expect. According to the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), 8 people A DAY die from a deadly infection which they contract at the hospital. ...


    By Tetcon

  • Using bacteria to self-heal cracks in concrete

    Some types of bacteria show the potential to act as self-healing agents in concrete, according to a recent study. This could make the construction material more durable and therefore more sustainable. Typically, concrete consists of 300kg of cement, 180 litres of water and 1890kg of aggregates per m3. Cement production has an impact on the environment as it is very energy intensive, accounting ...

  • Contaminated Alcohol Wipes Blamed for Child’s Death

    Cinnaminson, NJ, February 22nd, 2011 Earlier this month, MSNBC.com reported about the death of a 2 year old Houston boy that died of an infection that has been blamed on contaminated alcohol wipes.  The infection, caused by a rare type of bacteria, is the same organism that caused a recent recall of tens of millions of pads and swabs. Since that report became public, dozens of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bacteroides Exposed 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 Bacteroides and how they can impact human lives and indicate fecal contamination.   Bacteroides is a genus of Gram-negative, bacillus bacteria.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Up to 7% of Imported Spices Contaminated with Salmonella

    Last month, a new report was released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that took a comprehensive look at imported spices. According to their findings, approximately 12% of the spices were found to be contaminated with insect parts and rodent hairs, while roughly 7% were found to have Salmonella. The FDA report states, “A wide diversity of pathogens ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Chicago Residents Learn of Ways to Protect Against Flooding Hazards

    With spring less than a month away, and Chicago area residents witnessing winter rains and snow, a local building science professional is educating people about environmental hazards that can result from flooding.    EC2, a leading environmental and building science consulting and testing services provider, has a long history of educating people across the Midwest about indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Bluewater Bio installs HYBACS wastewater treatment plant for Spain`s Aqualia

    Bluewater Bio International, the provider of a high-performance yet highly cost-effective proprietary wastewater treatment process called HYBACS, announces that it has successfully installed its first wastewater treatment pilot plant in Spain. Bluewater Bio is developing the project with Aqualia Gestiόn Integral del Agua S.A. (“aqualia”), a leading water company in Spain, and a subsidiary of ...


    By Bluewater Bio

  • Manufacturer of Contaminated Medical Wipes Begins Reopening Process

    Last year, it was reported that the deaths of 11 people, including a 2 year old Houston boy that died of an infection, were linked to microbial contamination issues with medical wipes.  The infection, caused by a type of bacteria, resulted in the recall of tens of millions of pads and swabs. One of the companies involved with manufacturing the wipes has recently been given the Food and Drug ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Clostridium difficile: A Healthcare & Community Acquired Infection

    Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff, CDI and C. difficile, is a bacterium that may develop due to the prolonged use of antibiotics during healthcare treatment. C. diff infections cause diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as colitis.  It is a major culprit for healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and has been increasingly identified as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Diphtheria Exposed 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 Corynebacterium diphtheriae and diphtheria.   Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a pathogenic bacterium that causes ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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