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  • Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Microbial Hazards in Metalworking Fluids

    In Puerto Rico and throughout the United States, over one million workers are employed in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers utilize metalworking fluids (MWFs) and could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in these liquids and in the air they breathe. MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction, and to remove ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, 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 ...


  • 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.

  • New York Licensed Mold Assessors Identify and Resolve Microbial Growth Following Water Damage

    When water damage occurs in a commercial building, school, or home, its presence can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could also quickly result in mold growth and even a termite infestation.    Some species of termites are attracted to water damaged wood.  While some types of water damage, like a natural flood, ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • METTLER TOLEDO Thornton Announces Real-time Microbial Monitoring System for Pharmaceutical Waters

    METTLER TOLEDO Thornton, a leading supplier of on-line analytical instruments for monitoring purified waters announced the introduction of its 7000RMS analyzer for real-time, continuous measurement of bioburden in the pharmaceutical industry. On-line monitoring of conductivity and total organic carbon (TOC) for pharmaceutical waters have been possible since 1996. However, determining microbial ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • 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.

  • Delta to Reveal Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower at AHR Expo

    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. Delta Cooling Towers will display the World’s first anti-microbial cooling tower at this month’s AHR Expo in Las Vegas (Booth #N7406). Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially fatal ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pall’s New Sentino™ Microbiology Pump Simplifies Microbial Analysis

    Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today introduced the new compact, easy-to-use Sentino Microbiology Pump for microbial analysis of aqueous samples using the Membrane Filter (MF) Technique. The Sentino Pump simplifies filtration while improving contamination control in pharmaceutical, beverage, and environmental water quality monitoring applications. ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • Report: Tests of ballast water treatment systems are flawed

    Government-sanctioned tests of equipment designed to cleanse ship ballast water of invasive species are seriously flawed because they don't determine whether the systems will remove microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses, scientists said Wednesday. Ballast water provides stability for cargo ships in rough seas. But it's believed to have introduced numerous invaders to U.S. coastal waters ...


    By Associated Press

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