Legionella Testing News

  • EMLab P&K’s Chicago Laboratory Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Legionella Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its Chicago, Illinois laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for Legionella analysis (EMLAP #221504). Clients can now send potable and non-potable samples for ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Legionella Testing Can Prevent Deaths from Healthcare-Associated Legionella Outbreaks

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that hospitals and healthcare facilities need a water management plan and should test for Legionella. The CDC announced that most deaths from healthcare-associated Legionella outbreaks might have been prevented if healthcare facilities proactively tested for Legionella. EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, has the largest ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Legionella testing in Sea Water

    Several studies have shown that Legionella species survive in sea water even up to saline concentrations of 3% or more and in fact that NaCl may actually protect the bacterium at lower concentrations. R Heller and his colleagues state in a communication to the Letters in Applied Microbiology (1998 Jan;26(1):64-8) that: “The marked bacterial die-off, especially at higher temperatures, was ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • Envirochem`s News

    Expansion of our provided services and facilities We are pleased to announce the expansion of our facilities and provided services. This includes the investment in a new building within "The Gardens". The new facilities will  allow for a specially ...

  • California Residents Informed of Legionella Risks Associated with Hot Tubs

    According to some reports, there are over 5 million residential hot tubs in the United States and many of these are located across California. Although hot tubs can provide relaxation and fun, if not properly maintained they can also present a health risk. One health concern is due to Legionella bacteria. Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phigenics launches value added reseller program for patented legionella testing technology

    Phigenics LLC, the water services company who is revolutionizing water management with smart analytics software and innovative biological hazard analyses, announced today that it is expanding access to its patented Legionella testing technology to the global water treatment industry. Qualified water treatment providers, consultants, equipment suppliers and analytical laboratories are invited to ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Maryland Hotel Sued after Guest Contracts Legionnaire’s Disease

    After six guests at Ocean City, MD’s historic Boardwalk hotel contracted Legionnaire’s disease last summer, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Worcester County Health Department confirmed the presence of Legionella in the hotel’s water system. Five months later, one of the six guests has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the hotel. Extensive testing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Woman Dies After Contracting Legionnaires’ Disease at Dentist Office

    An elderly Italian woman died after contracting Legionnaires’ Disease from the water in her dentists’ office in February of last year. Scientists investigating her death said that during the incubation period of her illness, she only left her house twice to visit her dentist. After testing both locations for Legionella bacteria, they found the contamination in the water line supplying ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Plagues Luxor Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas

    Health officials in Nevada have reported that Legionella bacteria, which causes Legionnaires’ disease, was found in water samples in the Luxor Hotel-Casino. One man recently died after staying there, and two other guests were sickened by the disease in the spring of last year.   The hotel is owned by MGM Resorts International, which immediately began the remediation process ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease In Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Nearly Double

    The total number of Legionnaires’ cases in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut has nearly doubled from last year, reports Reuters. Many states in New England had dramatic increases as well, but surprisingly states in other parts of the country did not. For example, California confirmed only slightly more cases than last year.   New York and Pennsylvania also saw large jumps ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Cases Confirmed at Baltimore Nursing Home

    Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been discovered at the Keswick Multicare Center on West 40th Street in Baltimore, MD. Their symptoms began in September, and health officials have now confirmed that the patients are indeed suffering from Legionnaires’, according to NBC affiliate WBAL-TV. Both patients are expected to recover.   An investigation into the source of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • One Dead, Two Sickened by Legionnaire’s Disease Confirmed in Mobile Home Park in Florida

    Hillsborough County officials are investigating three cases of Legionnaire’s disease that they believe was contracted at a mobile home park in Plant City, FL. The three individuals were not from the same household, but they all lived in the Meadows at Countrywood, a 55-and-older community with 799 mobile homes. The identities of the people infected have not been released.   ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phigenics Expands Legionella Testing Capacity

    The Phigenics Analytical Services Laboratory (PASL) is pleased to welcome two new members to it staff.  Kevin Chen and Frank Calderone.  Kevin has his Masters and Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University while Frank has his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Cause Concerns

    EMSL Analytical provides Legionella testing solutions to help prevent outbreaks of the deadly disease caused by the waterborne bacteria. Cinnaminson, NJ. The International Conference on Emerging Diseases recently reported that water-related diseases cost the healthcare system as much as $539 million each year.  This alarming figure comes on the heels of several outbreaks of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K passes legionella testing proficiency, becomes CDC ELITE member

    EMLab P&K's main laboratories pass CDC's proficiency requirements for Legionella testing and analysis, achieving CDC ELITE member status. EMLab P&K receives certificate of proficiency for CDC's Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) program. All three of EMLab P&K's main laboratories achieved the distinction as member of CDC ELITE, including in San Bruno, CA, ...


    By EMLab P&K

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