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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

  • 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

  • Eye Shadow Recalled Due to Pseudomonas luteola Contamination

    Purity Cosmetics of San Jose, CA is recalling Lot #1B11 of its “100% Pure Cocoa Plum Eye Shadow” due to Pseudomonas luteola contamination. The product was made by Radical Cosmetics—an independent, third party contract laboratory located in New Brunswick, NJ—which is a separate entity from Purity Cosmetics.   Approximately 300 units of the eye shadow were ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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, ...


  • 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

  • 13C-enriched PCE Study to Evaluate the CL-Out Aerobic Cometabolic Pathway

    CL Solutions partnered with Microbial Insights Laboratory of Rockford, Tennessee to evaluate the cometabolic pathway that CL-Out utilizes to completely degrade PCE. Field applications have demonstrated the effectiveness of CL-Out®, but laboratory investigations have lagged behind our field progress. Other researchers have demonstrated an aerobic pathway for PCE and TCE utilized by pseudomonas ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • 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.

  • Aerobic cometabolism of tetrachloroethylene (PCE)

    Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) is a problem contaminant because of its widespread use, potential toxicity and persistence in the environment. Like other chlorinated solvents, remediation of PCE in soil and ground water has proven to be very difficult. While there has been has been widespread success under anaerobic conditions, the application of bioremediation under aerobic conditions has not been as ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • World-Beating Water Purity Certification for Waterlogic Firewall™

    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

  • Stabilize Before You Commercialize

    One of the hardest things to do in this business is to tell a customer that the great liquid product idea they are so excited about is at least 3-6 months away from commercialization. Nothing deflates them faster and I don’t enjoy sharing the news, but it has to be done. Hate me now, love me later when your product doesn’t explode or implode on the shelf. You see, any new liquid ...

  • Cleankill® Tackles Resistant Bugs

    Many viruses and bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to traditional cleaning and disinfection. The new range of Cleankill® and Viktor hygiene products distributed by Camlab is based on a powerful, broad spectrum virucidal and bactericidal agent with proven effectiveness against such organisms as MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas and Enterococcus. Several different practical ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Development of a NASA prototype unit-dynaJets

    DYNAFLOW, INC. has successfully developed a prototype water reclamation and disinfection unit for NASA Advanced Life Support Systems. The prototype loop design is based on DYNAFLOW’s cavitating jet technology using the DYNAJETS® developed through funding provided by NASA. Through this development, the capability of the DYNAJETS® to both oxidize organic compounds and to disinfect contaminated ...


    By Dynaflow, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

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