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  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for ...

  • Bacteria in water test for eColi

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) announces a new, USEPA compliant method for presence/absence determination of Total Coliforms and E. coli in water – EZ Coliform Cult – MUG Test. Each test consists of a sterilized, ready-to-use 120mL bottle containing a premeasured amount of growth media. To run the test simply add the water sample, cap the bottle and then incubate at 35°C for 24 hours (or ...

  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Year-Long project to examine water quality - tests confirm rainfall affects bacteria in Kansas City Streams (KS, MO)

    Recent tests by EPA have shown increased levels of E. coli after recent rains in Kansas City area streams. The tests are part of a year-long project by the Agency to better understand water quality in the Kansas City area streams including Line, Shoal, Tomahawk, Indian, Mill, Coffee, Brush, Brenner Heights, and Turkey creeks, as well as the Little Blue and Blue rivers. As part of this survey, ...

  • Water well owners should check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

    Bacteria and nitrate are widespread in the environment, so every household water well owner should regularly test their water to make sure no health risk exists, the National Ground Water Association recommended today. While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing bacteria called pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances, NGWA said. Nitrate is not ...

  • EMLab P&K increases mold testing and bacteria testing capacity to support California after flooding

    In response to flooding in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency staffing, to support the increased need for environmental testing. As the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, EMLab P&K maintains a strong presence in California with AIHA accredited labs in ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Northeast After Flooding

    Severe storms battered the Northeast and caused flooding in some states including Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated. In response to flooding in the Northeast, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing And Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Tennessee After Flooding

    San Bruno, CA, May 18, 2010 – Severe storms moved across Tennessee and caused flooding severe flooding throughout the state. Governor Phil Bredesen declared 52 of Tennessee"s 95 counties as disaster areas due to this flooding. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated. In response to flooding in Tennessee, EMLab ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing Capacity To Help With Recovery After Mississippi River Flooding

    Spring snow melt off and weeks of heavy rain have caused flooding in the Mississippi River and Ohio River Valleys that has become the worst flooding in the central United States in 70 years. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and neighborhoods in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee among other parts of the Midwest and ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Indiana and Ohio After Flooding

    Severe thunderstorms caused severe flooding throughout central and southern Indiana including Delaware and Madison counties. In Ohio, a mix of melting snow and heavy rain led to flooding across the state. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated.   In response to the flooding in the Midwest, EMLab P&K has added ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Increases Mold Testing And Bacteria Testing Capacity To Support Northeast U.S. After Flooding

    Severe storms battered the Northeast and caused flooding in some states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and parts of New Hampshire and New York. Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated. In response to flooding in the Northeast, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Helps North Dakota With Mold Testing and Bacteria Testing After Flooding

    The Souris River overflowed its banks last month, breaking a 130-year-old high-water record and damaging thousands of homes. About 11,000 people were evacuated from Minot, ND neighborhoods nearest the river as the water crested nearly 13 feet above flood stage. The flood damaged an estimated 4,100 homes in Minot, ND, most of which were not insured against flooding. The damage was so severe that ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K increases mold testing & bacteria testing capacity to support Florida & Georgia during flooding

    In response to flooding in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency staffing, to support the increased need for environmental testing. As the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, EMLab P&K maintains a strong presence in the region with an AIHA accredited mold ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K increases mold testing & bacteria testing capacity to support Georgia and the Southeast after flooding

    In response to flooding in the Atlanta metro area and rest of the Southeast, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency staffing, to support the increased need for environmental testing. As the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, EMLab P&K maintains a strong presence in the region with an AIHA accredited ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • OriginClear Effectively Eliminates Bacteria and Hydrogen Sulfide in Produced Water Without Chemicals

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced OriginClear’s proprietary electro-oxidation technology effectively removes 96 percent of bacteria and 97 percent of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from produced water, without chemicals. Results were reported after lab and field testing on produced water from the Eagle Ford shale using ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Dangerous bacteria may be lurking in your showerhead

    Earlier this month the online journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reported that new research indicated that dangerous bacteria may be more commonly found in showerheads than was previously thought. Genetic tests were conducted from 45 showerheads in apartments, single homes and public places in nine U.S. cities from five states.Approximately 20% of the swabs taken from the ...


  • Analysis and Reporting for Sulphate Reducing Bacteria in Closed Systems

    The latest guidelines released by The British Standard BS 8552 ‘Sampling of water from building services closed systems’ suggests that the five day test for sulphate reducing bacteria currently offered is no longer considered appropriate and an alternative method would be more suitable. As a result of the amendments to the guidelines ALS Environmental have amended our testing method ...


  • Mississippi River Flood Victims on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11st, 2011 Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mississippi River had crested around Memphis, while downstream many communities were still facing additional flooding.  The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas were heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the ...


    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 ...

  • 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.

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