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  • Moisture Testing Identifies Building Problems and Microbial Growth

    Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and asthma.  One of the common culprits that cause allergies and can trigger asthma attacks is mold.  Although mold is all around us and is a natural part of the environment, elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can cause health concerns.   Typically if an indoor environment is suffering from elevated mold levels it is due to ...

  • 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 ...

  • EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services for microbial efficacy

    EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services, specializing in microbial challenge test methodologies. New technologies are constantly incorporated into the manufacture of materials. In some instances these new technologies may inadvertently accelerate or promote the growth of microorganisms. Also, new technology products and materials are being formulated to inhibit or slow down the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • Daimer Announces Anti Microbial Upgrade Extension for Industrial Gum Removers

    U.S.A – September 3, 2012 – Daimer Industries®, a world-leading provider of steam cleaners, tile and grout cleaning equipment, and other cleaning machines, has extended the free upgrade of the KleenJet® Ultra 5000CVG. All 5000CVG systems will now receive a free upgrade to the KleenJet® Ultra 5000CVGP with gum cleaning and anti-bacterial capabilities. “Our ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Delta Unveils World’s First Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower

    The risk of propagation of deadly cooling tower-borne pathogens, such as Legionnaire’s Disease, can be minimized through the use of towers made of anti-microbial HDPE. Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal Legionnaire’s Disease, and other strains of deadly pathogens that are hosted by some cooling towers, have been substantially reduced by the development of a unique ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, 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

  • 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.

  • New York EHS Expert Identifies Microbial Risks Associated with Eyewash Stations

    Emergency eyewash stations are required and are an integral component of many health and safety programs at companies and institutions in New York and across the tri-state area. Eye injuries are a significant workplace hazard in some occupations and according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries. ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • IAQ and Remediation Professionals Protect the Public from Microbial Toxins

    Earlier this month, residents of Commerce City in Colorado woke up to discover raw sewage in about 40 homes.  The mess occurred after a water main broke which flooded the local sewage system.    According to a local news report, the insurance adjuster has stated that the water main break was an act of Mother Nature so the County Water District is not responsible for the damaged ...

  • 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.

  • Waste-based microbial oil set to become a raw material for renewable diesel

    ESPOO, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- Neste Oil has applied for patents to cover technology developed to produce microbial oil from waste and residues with the help of various yeasts and molds for use as a feedstock for its NExBTL renewable diesel. Research work started with the Aalto University School of Science and Technology at the end of 2007 has resolved the process technology-related challenges ...


    By Marketwire

  • Gas sensors `see` through soil to analyze microbial interactions

    Rice University researchers have developed gas biosensors to “see” into soil and allow them to follow the behavior of the microbial communities within. In a study in the American Chemical Society’s journal Environmental Science and Technology, the Rice team described using genetically engineered bacteria that release ...


    By Rice University

  • Solazyme Completes World’s Largest Microbial Advanced Biofuel Delivery to U.S. Military

    Inks New Contract for 150,000 Gallons of 100% Algal Derived Soladiesel®HRF-76 Renewable Naval Distillate Fuel, More Than 7 Times the Size of Its Initial Navy Contract SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil production company and the leader in algal biotechnology, announced today that it has completed delivery of over 20,000 gallons of ...


    By Solazyme, Inc.

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