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  • Preventing Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections in Hospitals

    According to some reports, as many as one in ten hospital-acquired infections are associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  The bacteria are a common microorganism that can cause disease in humans.      Pseudomonas aeruginosa can be readily found in soil, water, skin flora and many man-made environments.  It has the ability to utilize a wide range of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses the threat to human health due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in healthcare and community environments.   Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Professionals Battle Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Recently, researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California in San Francisco announced a possible link between some strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and airway inflammation.  The research, conducted on laboratory mice, found the bacteria can cause white blood cells to produce large amounts of histamine.  This elevated histamine level results in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Analysis of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa to Comply with New Department of Health Guidelines

    Following the latest guidelines from the Department of Health, an increased focus is to be placed on the analysis and monitoring for the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at hospitals that provide augmented care. The focus on Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been highlighted due to the high risks associated with water systems whereby the water can come into direct contact with the patients, ...


  • Bacteria Detected in Hand Soap Causes Recall in Canada

    According to CBC News, Avmor Ltd. of Laval, Quebec has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of their Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap after testing conducted by Health Canada detected the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Drug Identification Number for the infected product is 02319144, and the lot number is F121392032. Approximately 1,020 one-liter containers are included in this ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Illinois Hospital Report Details Surgical Infections

    The Illinois Hospital Report Card has been recently updated to provide consumers with information about surgical infections.  These infections, which follow surgical procedures, can cause extended patient stays, result in dramatically increased medical costs and even result in death in extreme cases.   Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) have garnered greater attention as drug resistant ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Evacuation equipment is resistant against hospital bacteria

    Did you know that people with low immunity are more susceptible to hospital bacteria? They are so susceptible that this results in fatalities every year. Probably more than you expect. According to the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), 8 people A DAY die from a deadly infection which they contract at the hospital. ...


    By Tetcon

  • Severn Trent Services Extend Legionella Control Association Membership

    Severn Trent Services are pleased to announce the extension of our annual membership with the Legionella Control Association (LCA) until August 2013 following our recent annual assessment. Our membership with the LCA demonstrates our commitment to the Water Treatment industry into combating Legionella and other waterbourn bacteria. With recent outbreaks of Legionnaires in the UK, the disease has ...


  • Eyewash Stations and Potential Microbial Risks from Improper Maintenance Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how workers can be at risk of infections when using eyewash stations that have not been properly maintained.  “According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, improperly maintained eyewash ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New strain of bacteria could help clean up gulf oil spill

    Researchers have discovered a new strain of bacteria that can produce non-toxic, comparatively inexpensive "rhamnolipids," and effectively help degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs - environmental pollutants that are one of the most harmful aspects of oil spills. Because of its unique characteristics, this new bacterial strain could be of considerable value in the long-term cleanup ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ash inhalation increases risk of lung infection

    Inhaling volcanic ash could weaken the body’s natural defences against infection, a recent study concludes. A team of researchers collected samples of ash from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption in Iceland and, in laboratory tests, found that they reduced the ability of immune cells in lungs to fight off bacterial infections. Volcanic air pollution has often been linked ...

  • World-Beating Water Purity Certification for Waterlogic Firewallâ„¢

    DUBLIN - Waterlogic water dispensers with Firewall™ UV technology, have become the world’s first bottle-less water coolers to be awarded dual certification for achieving the highest levels of drinking water purification. Tested and certified by the Water Quality Association, Waterlogic machines with Firewall™ technology have achieved a double-certification whammy - attaining ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Companies in Puerto Rico Learn the Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    Many industries in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ wellbeing. These eyewash stations are an important component of the occupational health and safety of workers and can be instrumental for mitigating eye injuries.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring

    Many different types of industries are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ safety and health. These eyewash stations are an important safety device that can be instrumental for mitigating a number of different types of eye injuries. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that work-related eye injuries cost more than ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Eaton Introduces Toggle Switches Made with EPA Registered CuVerro Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces for Healthcare Facilities

    Power management company Eaton today announced its industry-first line of switches and wallplates made with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered CuVerro antimicrobial copper surfaces will now include a toggle switch option. Laboratory testing has shown that, when cleaned regularly, these surfaces deliver continuous and ongoing antibacterial* action, effective in killing greater than ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Proven Solutions to Disinfect Hospital HVAC Coils

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections caused by a wide variety of common and unusual bacteria, fungi, and viruses during the course of receiving medical care.  Medical advances have brought lifesaving care to patients in need, yet many of those advances come with a risk of HAI. These infections related ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Eaton showcasing electrical products and services for reliable, safe healthcare at ASHE 2014, Booth #1314

    At the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) 2014 annual conference, Eaton is demonstrating a portfolio of solutions designed to help medical service providers focus investment on patient care while ensuring reliable power and safety with on-time project construction. A selection of these solutions will be on display in booth #1314, from August 3 through 6 at the McCormick Place in ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Water Park Agrees to $1.3 Million Settlement Following Outbreak

    Last month, it was announced in the media that a large water park in New York had agreed to settle a class action lawsuit following an outbreak of illnesses in 2008.  Reports indicate that the company that owns the water park agreed to a $1.3 million settlement with attorneys representing hundreds of people that claimed to have gotten sick. People involved in the outbreak ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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