microbial contamination News

  • HVAC Inspections Reduces Allergens and Microbial Contaminants

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for HVAC systems to determine if mold, particulates and other indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants are present. With Labor Day behind us the summer is coming to a close.  Many HVAC systems have been running nonstop, but will soon be taking a break before they begin providing warm air to keep building occupants comfortable ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • When water damage occurs act fast to prevent microbial contamination

    Major floods affected parts of the Midwest in early August causing extensive water damage to many structures. According to a top Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) official in the area, “if you had flood waters in your home, take the time to clean thoroughly so problems don’t arise later that affect your home or your health.” Although damage from water alone can be costly, once mold ...


  • Sewage Contamination in Buildings can Expose People to Microbial Toxins

    California residents are used to hearing about beach closures due to sewage spills and high bacteria counts in the water off of the state’s famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a host of potentially harmful substances, including: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and fungi.   Just as health professionals take sewage in the beaches serious, people who have experienced a ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Dry Ice Blasting Removes Mold and Other Microbial Contaminants

    Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, utilizes dry ice remediation techniques to safely remove toxic mold from buildings. Today most people recognize that mold and bacteria can cause a host of health issues when found in buildings.  Floods, leaks, plumbing problems and elevated humidity can all cause microbial contaminates to grow in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Microbial Contaminants & RWIs from Public Pools Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses health issues associated public pools due to microbial contaminants causing recreational water illnesses (RWIs).   Since 1978, the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico’s Water Damage Professionals Utilize Advanced Methods to Identify Microbial Contaminants

    When water damage occurs in a home or building due to flooding or a sanitary sewer overflow, the damage can be extensive.  Property owners and tenants are immediately impacted as they are forced to vacate their home or business to begin the process of cleanup, drying out the property and repairing the damage.   These types of catastrophic events can be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mid-Atlantic Industrial Hygienist Warns Metal Workers of Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids

    Over one million workers are involved with machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  These workers could be at risk of exposure to microbial hazards associated with metalworking fluids (MWFs).    MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations. There are many MWF ...

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids in New York and the Tri-State Area

    In New York and across the tri-state region, numerous manufacturing companies depend on the use of metalworking fluids (MWFs). MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations.  There are a number of MWF formulations ranging from straight oils to water-based fluids, which include soluble oils, and semi-synthetic ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • ISHM Educates Workers about Exposure to Microbial Toxins

    Most workers recognize that exposure to elevated levels of mold in the workplace can lead to human health concerns.  Mold is a known allergen, asthma trigger and can even cause fungal infections in susceptible individuals.   Far fewer workers known that many types of mold can also produce microbial toxins known as mycotoxins.  A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by ...

  • Exposure to Metalworking Fluids & Microbial Health Hazards

    Over one million workers in the United States work in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in metalworking fluids (MWFs).   MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in a number of industrial machining and grinding operations.  ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Microbial Hazards & HVAC Systems the Focus of New Study

    Recently, a new study supported by the U.S. Army Material Command was released detailing microbial issues associated with heat exchangers in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.  Entitled, Characterization and Control of the Microbial Community Affiliated with Copper or Aluminum Heat Exchangers of HVAC Systems, the research discusses microbial growth in building systems ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • Healthcare Facilities need to be Aware of Microbial Pathogens

    Countless people live productive and fulfilling lives with immune systems that are weakened due to inherited genetic defects, physical conditions, illnesses, past medical procedures or because of prescription drugs taken for various reasons.  These individuals need to be especially aware of common microbial pathogens that are often found all around us.   These pathogens may include ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Microbial Pathogen that Causes Lyme Disease Identified through qPCR Testing

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that in 2010, approximately 22,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported and another 8,000 more probable cases occurred nationwide. Early symptoms of Lyme disease are often similar to the flu. Borrelia burgdorferi is a species of Gram-negative bacteria and is also the cause of Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a zoonotic, vector-borne ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Microbial Outbreak Results in Deaths at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 8th, 2012 The Health Minister of the Bahamas recently ordered an investigation into an outbreak of a microbial pathogen at a neonatal intensive care unit.  The outbreak, caused by a type of bacteria known as Acinetobacter baumannii, is believed to have sickened eight infants and caused two of the infants to die.  Outbreaks of Acinetobacter ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mid-Atlantic IAQ Expert Identifies Microbial Toxins in Indoor Environments

    For many people who have been unfortunate to discover mold in their homes, school or office they often think of allergies and asthma.  Few people realize that many types of mold can also produce powerful toxins known as mycotoxins.  In fact, more than 200 mycotoxins have been identified from common molds, and many more will likely be discovered.   A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary ...

  • Leading Environmental Experts Warn of Asbestos and Microbial Hazards following Hurricane Sandy

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to numerous deaths caused by the historic storm, countless homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.   Some estimates have put the cost of the property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at close to $20 billion. Many of the damaged properties are beginning the process of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Illinois IAQ Consultant Helps Identify Microbial Toxins in People’s Homes

    Mold contamination in an indoor environment can result from flooding, plumbing leaks, elevated humidity levels and due to water incursions from rain.  When people discover water damage in their properties they need to be aware that mold can begin to grow in as short as 24 hours in many circumstances.   Many people are aware that elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can lead to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Potential Microbial Exposure Risks from Eyewash Stations Meant to Protect Workers

    A number of industries are required to provide eyewash facilities for their workers as part of their critical emergency safety equipment. Eyewash stations can help to mitigate injuries to a worker whose eyes have been accidentally exposed to a physical, chemical or biological agent. Eyewash stations, whether permanently connected to a source of potable water or having self-contained ...

  • Microbial growth in biodiesel supply and distribution systems workshop by Aqua-tools

    We invite you to attend the following workshop: Microbial Growth in Biodiesel Supply and Distribution Systems, held by our exclusive distributor for the European market, Aqua-tools. Aqua-tools (Paris, France) specializes in the sale of microbiological monitoring techniques and in the development and service of microbiological control programs. The workshop is scheduled to take place on ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Microbial Toxins May be Present after a Flood or Sewage Backup

    When people discover that flooding or a sanitary sewer overflow has damaged their home of business the first thing people often think about is having the property cleaned as quickly as possible.� These types of flooding events can be devastating to families and businesses. The mess left behind is not only unsightly, but can harbor a host of microbial pathogens and even microbial ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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