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  • Green Grass and Bioremediation Success

    Have you ever looked at your neighbor’s lawn and wondered how they grow such green grass? You quickly hop on the internet and search for tips and tricks to a greener lawn only to find there’s no simple solution, there’s work involved. The principle of having to take care of your lawn in order to produce results is reflected across most areas of work. People working in ...

  • New Product Announcement From CL Solutions

    CL Solutions now provides a dry microbial blend of Pseudomonas and Bacillus cultures for the bioremediation of petroleum spills.  The dry formulation, called MPB, has been developed for use in emergency response situations where immediate availability and a long shelf life are beneficial. MPB is provided as a dry powder that does not require hydration prior to use, but may ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Branches into the Production of Food Pathogen Videos

    Last month the IAQ Video Network began producing public outreach videos on food safety issues and food pathogens.  To date the video production company has produced about 50 videos, which have included 5 on food pathogens that were released in the last month. The first of a series of food pathogens videos have covered Salmonella, E. coli, Clostridium botulinum, Staphylococcus aureus, ...

  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products

    On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the long-awaited final test guidelines for Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of antimicrobial agents (OCSPP 810.2000), sterilants (OCSPP 810.2100), disinfectants (OCSPP 810.2200), and sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2300). These test guidelines are part of a ...


    By Acta Group

  • EPA Announces Availability of Final Test Guidelines for Antimicrobial Products

    On March 16, 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of the long-awaited final test guidelines for Series 810 -- Product Performance Test Guidelines, specifically public health uses of antimicrobial agents (OCSPP 810.2000), sterilants (OCSPP 810.2100), disinfectants (OCSPP 810.2200), and sanitizers (OCSPP 810.2300). These test guidelines are part of a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA green lights first antimicrobial pesticide against anthrax

    The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the first registration, or license, of an antimicrobial pesticide product to deactivate anthrax spores on hard surfaces. “Peridox with the Electrostatic Decontamination System” can decontaminate buildings, structures, vehicles, ships, aircraft, personal protective equipment, and other items infected with anthrax spores. Its use is limited to dry, ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New certified reference material for genetically modified 98140 Maize

    A new series of genetically modified organism (GMO) matrix reference materials has now been released. It contains four certified reference materials with different concentrations of 98140 maize (ERM-BF427). The CRMs are certified for their mass fraction of 98140 maize and are intended to be used for the quality control of quantitative measurements.98140 maize carries the unique identifier ...

  • 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.

  • Tainted Medical Wipes Lawsuit Settled by Parents of Dead Toddler

    The parents of Harrison Kothari, a two-year old who died from a bacterial infection caused by contaminated medical wipes, have settled a lawsuit with the Wisconsin companies that made and distributed them. The wipes, manufactured by H&P Industries, Inc. and sold by the Triad Group, were recalled in February 2011 after they were found to be contaminated by the rare bacterium Bacillus cereus. ...


    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.

  • 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

  • Global Agricultural Pesticides Industry to 2016

    World demand to approach $57 billion in 2016 Global demand for formulated pesticide products will approach $57 billion in 2016, driven by demand for value-added, proprietary formulations, particularly those that combat increasingly resistant pest populations while addressing growing concerns about pesticide safety. Herbicides are the largest product type by value, while fungicides are ...

  • CDC Warns of Historically High Infections due to C. diff

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report about preventing Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections.  The report indicated that the incidence, mortality and medical costs associated with infections have reached historic highs.   Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that causes serious human ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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 ...

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