AquaMedix Filters Trap Dangerous Waterborne Bacteria; Help Prevent NTM Outbreaks

NTM Outbreak in North Carolina They Went to the Hospital…..and the Water Sickened Them! WCNC (NBC TV affiliate) Charlotte, NC “More than 150 hospitals across the country reported identifying at least one patient with nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM), a water-borne infection that can be deadly.”  

AquaMedix Launches New Products; Filter Out Dangerous Water Contaminants

AquaMedix is proud to announce two new products to its CleanSpray(R) line of filters. All CleanSpray Filters provide protection against dangerous waterborne bacteria such as Legionella and Pseudomonas. CleanSpray Faucet Filter #1630 is a thirty (30) day filter; CleanSpray Faucet Filter #1690 is a ninety (90) day filter. Both new products feature a 0.20 micron…

Is Water Used at the Dental Office Safe?

In 2011, an 82 year old woman died after a dental procedure. Investigators found the cause of death to have been Legionnaires Disease and the causative agent, the bacteria Legionella pneumophila, on the dental hand piece waterline. Although dental and infection control professionals have suspected for many years that dental office waterlines harbor bacteria, the…

Prevention of Legionella Outbreaks

“The lack of water testing before the outbreak is not unusual. There are few regulations in the United States for monitoring building plumbing for Legionella. The rules that do exist largely target the healthcare industry. Outside of healthcare, building owners generally are doing very little to prevent bacterial growth in their plumbing, according to interviews…

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AquaMedix Dual-Stage Filters Protect Ice Machines from Bacterial Contamination

Ice machines commonly used in hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, schools and homes are full of microorganisms.  Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium are waterborne bacteria that can cause serious diseases such as Pneumonia and Legionaires’ Disease. AquaMedix Dual Stage Filters are uniquely designed to trap potentially pathogenic bacteria. These filters are “inline”, inserted between…

AquaMedix Hollow Membrane Filters Protect Against Legionella Outbreaks

Legionnaires’ Infects Over 140 Fairgoers AquaMedix Hollow Fiber Membrane Filters protect ice machines, hot tubs, water coolers and other devices from waterborne bacterial contamination.  AquaMedix Filters trap potential pathogenic bacteria to minimize the likelihood of bacterial disease outbreaks, such as occurred at the Mountain State Fair in South Carolina during October 2019.      

POU Filters, as part of a Water Supply Plan, Control Waterborne Pathogens That Cause HAI

“During 2017, in the United States, nearly 7,000 annual total deaths were documented for 13 diseases caused by pathogens that can be transmitted by water* (Waterborne Pathogens). “Of the 6,939 deaths, 91% were associated with three environmental pathogens that can grow in water system biofilms: Legionella (Legionnaires’ disease) (250 deaths), nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection (1,216…

Flint’s Lethal Water – The Cover-Up

“​…..Legionnaires’ illness had been ongoing — unaddressed and unannounced — for 2 years. “​ “…Flint’s contaminated water additionally spawned one of many nation’s largest outbreaks of Legionnaires’ illness — an extreme and probably deadly type of pneumonia contracted from contaminated water — with circumstances being reported to today.” “Formally, 12 died and greater than 90…

Legionaires Outbreak Costs State Prison Over $8.5Million…..So Far!

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/the-state-worker/article236211403.html The State Worker Millions spent at California prison with contaminated water 7 months after inmate’s death By Wes Venteicher October 15, 2019 06:00 AM, Updated October 15, 2019 12:05 PM A bacteria outbreak at a state prison in Stockton has cost California $8.5 million and doesn’t appear to be going away seven months after…

The Water Management Plan, the EWSP , and Point of Use Filters – How they relate to each other

An Emergency Water Supply Plan is mandated as part of an overall Emergency Operating Plan both by the Joint Commission in (42 CFR 482.41), and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare in EM.02.02.09. Consider applying the principles of the EWSP described in the guidelines put together by the CDC, the EPA, and the AWWA to…

For Nursing Homes Only: Your Water Management Plan and Emergency Water Supply Plan -What Nursing Homes Should Know

As a nursing home director, you can address the risk of Legionella through the development of a Water Management Plan. The general plan and the subsection devoted to emergency action (Emergency/Contingency Section) is usually the main focus for an institution’s risk reduction efforts. Although they are the current standard for preparing your strategy and tactics,…

WMP, EWSP, and POU – how these three acronyms relate to each other

If you’re concerned with managing the risk of Legionella in a Healthcare Facility or Hospital, creating and maintaining your Water Management Plan and its accompanying Emergency Contingency section is your main focus. Although they are the current standard for preparing your strategy and tactics, it pays to take a broader perspective and to compare that…

A Few Thoughts about Controlling the Risk of Legionella

A few thoughts about controlling the risks of waterborne pathogens, specifically Legionella In the US, drinking water supplies are thought of as the safest in the world. However, like anywhere else, the water can be contaminated and requires the appropriate water treatment methods to remove disease causing agents. Common forms of waterborne pathogens and bacteria…

Ice Machines- An under-appreciated source of Legionella

Ice Machines have been getting more scrutiny lately due to updates to water hygiene standards for Hospitals, Nursing homes, and any business that services the elderly and immuno-compromised. That’s good, because Ice Machines are dirtier than you might think. That may seem counter intuitive. After all, they’ve typically got filters to remove impurities, they are…