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  • E. coli Fecal Contamination Identified through PCR Testing

    Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) is a cutting edge molecular technology that analyzes for the genetic material known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).� DNA is found in every cell and EMSL Analytical Laboratories has harnessed this powerful molecular testing technique to identify a host of microbial contaminants and pathogens, including E. coli. Escherichia coli (E. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • MIT Submits Application to AOAC for Certification of Test Methods for E. Coli and Salmonella

    Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: MMTC) (OTCQB: MMTC) announces the submittal of its applications to the Association of Advanced Communities Research Institute ("AOAC RI") for Performance Test Method Certification for the MIT 1000 System's for accurate bacterial identifications of the pathogens E. coli and Salmonella. In June 2009, MIT announced it was the recipient of the prestigious AOAC ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health. The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the United States, which provide drinking water to more than 310 million people, take steps to prevent exposure ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • E. coli Hazards that Could Lurk in Foods or Water Damaged Properties Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses Escherichia coli (E. coli) as both a possible food pathogen and a contaminant that could be found in any property that has suffered a flood or sanitary sewer overflow (SSO).  E. coli are a large ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Safety testing drinking water

    Apparently a glass of water can help you perform better in exams, giving some students a boost of a grade when consumed in the exam hall. Unless the answers were floating inside the glasses and bottles in the form of ice cubes, it was probably because brain cells can ...


    By Specac Limited

  • E. coli Bacteria Develops Resistance after Low Levels of Antibiotics

    According to a recent article in the Microbial Drug Resistance journal, the treatment of a hospital patient suffering from a drug resistant pathogen costs an additional $6,000 to $50,000 more than a typical infection.  These staggering numbers have been brought to light with the recent outbreak of a deadly strain of E. coli that caused dozens of deaths and sickened thousands in Germany and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Government Warns Against Visiting Lake Superior due to E. coli Contamination

    The Minnesota Department of Health has detected high levels of E.coli bacteria in the water at numerous beaches along the shore of Lake Superior. The contamination was detected during a weekly routine inspection, and the Department of Health has recommended no contact with the water at 42nd Avenue East Beach and Brighton Beach in East Duluth. High levels of bacteria were also detected ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Ceramic water purifier testing

    An article published in the Journal of Water and Health describes the testing of low-cost ceramic water purifiers (CWPs) for their effectiveness in treating drinking water in Cambodia. Laboratory results indicate that the locally produced CWPs achieved reductions of E. coli of approximately 99%. Over 1 billion people worldwide lack access to improved ...

  • EPA Grants Final Approval of Hach`s m-ColiBlue24® Media for Reporting E. coli in Wastewater

    Many entities with NPDES permits may soon be required to begin monitoring for E. coli in wastewater. The EPA has approved Hach's m-ColiBlue24®. Hach's m-ColiBlue24 Prepared Agar PlatesLoveland, Colorado, April, 2007 — Hach Company is pleasedto announce that its m-ColiBlue24® media has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for monitoring of Escherichia ...

  • Report: Tests of ballast water treatment systems are flawed

    Government-sanctioned tests of equipment designed to cleanse ship ballast water of invasive species are seriously flawed because they don't determine whether the systems will remove microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses, scientists said Wednesday. Ballast water provides stability for cargo ships in rough seas. But it's believed to have introduced numerous invaders to U.S. coastal waters ...


    By Associated Press

  • Testing the water is important for household well owners

    The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination ...

  • Aquagenx Compartment Bag Test Integrated With the mWater Mobile App Simplifies Onsite Water Quality Testing

    Aquagenx, LLC is excited to announce its portable water quality test for E. coli bacteria, the Compartment Bag Test (CBT), is supported by the mWater Mobile App. mWater is a free, open source data platform for managing projects in water, sanitation and health. It uses smartphone GPS and cameras to map and monitor anything, perform mobile surveys and share test results in real time. ...


    By Aquagenx, LLC

  • Invitrogen and IDEXX colaborate to supply advanced technologies for drinking water safety testing

    Invitrogen Corporation (NASDAQ:IVGN), a provider of essential life science technologies for research, production and diagnostics, and IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDXX), a worldwide leader in innovative products and services for veterinary, food and water applications, have entered into a strategic collaboration for the distribution and development of new products for the water testing ...


    By IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

  • Palintest USA Introduces Wagtech Portable Water Quality Testing Kits

    Portable Water Quality Testing Kits Wagtech by Palintest kits most comprehensive for water testing Erlanger, KY (June 17, 2014) – For microbiological and physico-chemical testing of water in a variety of settings, Palintest now offers a full range of Wagtech-branded comprehensive water quality testing kits. In environments from emergency response to remote long-term monitoring, the kits ...

  • World Bank Event on Water Quality Testing to Review Everything You Wanted to Know About Managing Water Safety

    The World Bank has organized an informative event, “Water Quality Testing: Everything You Always Wanted to Know for Managing Water Safety.” Dr. Mark Sobsey, an internationally renowned expert on water quality, is the speaker. The event is on October 5, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. All individuals interested in water, sanitation and hygiene are ...


    By Aquagenx, LLC

  • 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, ...

  • Charm Sciences announces Fast Phage, a new 8-hour fecal indicator test for drinking water

    Charm Sciences, Inc. announces the launch of Fast Phage, a quick, simple and cost-effective way to screen for coliphage in water. Fast Phage provides positive prediction within 8 hours and coliphage plaque confirmation at 16 hours – enabling a same-day public health response to contaminated drinking water. Coliphage are indicators of fecal contamination in ground water, similar to E. coli. While ...


    By Charm Sciences, Inc.

  • EPA Approves 21 Alternative Test Methods

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved 21 alternative analytical methods to measure levels of contaminants in drinking water and determine compliance with national primary drinking water regulations. Using its authority for expedited approval of alternative methods, the agency announced July 19 that each of the 21 alternative methods "are as effective as one or more of the testing ...

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