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  • Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease has Facility Managers in Texas Checking Cooling Towers

    New York has experienced their worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease which has already resulted in 12 deaths and over 100 people becoming infected.  The disease is caused by breathing small water droplets contaminated with a type of bacteria known as Legionella. Although many people may be exposed to Legionella and not become sick, there are groups who are especially ...

  • Deaths due to Legionnaires’ Disease Results in Widespread Order to Inspect Cooling Towers

    The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York continues to grow.  So far, 10 people have died from the condition and over 100 have reportedly been infected.  New York health officials have called in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with their investigation of the outbreak. Five cooling towers have already tested positive for the bacteria that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Top Cooling Tower Filtration Systems Reduce Water Consumption and Maintenance

    Cooling tower efficiency can be easily maintained by installing the right filtration system. Keeping process-water clean is essential to maximising the efficiency and performance of an industrial cooling system.  Dirty process water clogs cooling tower and other heat exchange ...

  • A tale of two towers

    By Paul E. Schrock, senior chemist, NIPSCO Valparaiso Service Center and Tom Muilenberg, global business director for power and heavy industry, Miox Corp. A new onsite mixed oxidant system at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO), in Wheatfield, Ind., has yielded substantial treatment chemical cost savings and improved Summer operation compared to ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Potentially Deadly Legionella Bacteria Discovered Again in Illinois

    Just a few months ago, a number of people developed Legionnaires’ disease after staying at a downtown Chicago hotel.  Tragically several of the infected people died.  Earlier this month, reports surfaced that the same bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease had been discovered at three Batavia schools.   Alice Gustafson, Hoover-Wood and Batavia High School were ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Lets Talks Legionella With Ray Field Director Of Liquid Solutions

    ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 has everyone in the industry raising the subject on the most effective way to manage Legionella, including more comprehensive cooling tower maintenance strategies and how these can promote better IAQ. This September 12th – 14th, at the upcoming ...

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Turns to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for Assistance in Legionella Research

    Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 accounts for roughly 90% of legionellosis reported in North America. Recent advances in DNA sequence based typing (SBT) of strains have demonstrated that many fall into closely related sequence types. Because most of CDC’s strains are associated with outbreaks, it is unknown whether the prevalence of these sequence types is due to hypervirulence, ...


  • 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.

  • California microbiology testing laboratory now offering legionella testing

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader of laboratory testing services and sampling products is pleased to announce the addition of Legionella testing services to their San Leandro, California laboratory to serve health care facilities, indoor air quality and environmental health and safety and professionals. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine monitoring of for ...


  • 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

  • Miox selected again to treat cooling water in Nipsco power gen plant

    MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, today announced that it has been selected to supply a RIO M5 on-site mixed oxidant generator to disinfect cooling water in the Unit 14 tower at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. ( ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • MIOX Selected Again to Treat Cooling Water in NIPSCO Power Gen Plant

    MIOX Corporation, a leader in safe water disinfection, today announced that it has been selected to supply a RIO M5 on-site mixed oxidant generator to disinfect cooling water in the Unit 14 tower at the R.M. ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Preventing another Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New York

    Just last year, the worst outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York's history claimed a number of lives and infected over 100 people. The outbreak was associated with contaminated cooling towers and resulted in new statewide regulations.  Cooling towers use water to regulate heat exchange throughout the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC). During the cooling ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Did Hundreds Become Ill from Airborne Bacteria at the Playboy Mansion?

    Cinnaminson, NJ, March 2nd, 2011 According to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times, the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ Disease have been discovered in a water source at the Playboy Mansion.  This discovery follows a national media storm after approximately 200 people became ill after attending an event at the California landmark.  A number of people that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Leads to a $4.5 Million Verdict

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing services to help prevent or respond to outbreaks of the deadly disease caused by the waterborne bacteria. In November a jury in Calhoun County Circuit Court awarded two men $4.5 million after they were stricken by Legionnaires’ disease.  The two men from the Jefferson County Road Department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Linked to Hospital Fountain

    An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Wisconsin has been linked to a decorative water wall in a hospital lobby, reports the Washington Post. A study published this week indicated that eight people contracted the life-threatening illness in 2010 after they walked by the water wall. None of the individuals were patients at the hospital at that time.   Even with regular ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Reported in Several Recent Outbreaks

    Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, provides Legionella testing services to protect building inhabitants from the dangers of Legionnaires’ disease.  Pennsauken, NJ, August 12th, 2010  Last month it was reported that at least 31 people became ill at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Highlights Exposure Risks due to Microbial Pathogens

    The worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City’s history has already claimed 12 lives and infected at least 113 people in the South Bronx.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been called in to work with state and city health officials to stop the outbreak. Inspections of cooling towers across the area have been ordered and a number ...

  • Deaths Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Chicago Hotel

    Last week, CNN News reported that eight people who stayed at a downtown Chicago hotel have come down with Legionnaires’ disease.  Tragically, several people have died from the illness. The hotel is in the process of contacting thousands of past guests who stayed at the hotel to check for any symptoms of the disease.  In response to the outbreak, the hotel has drained its pool, hot ...


    By EC2 Inc.

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