STATES REOPENING FOR BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN: IS YOUR WATER SAFE?

STATES REOPENING FOR BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN: IS YOUR WATER SAFE? As the month of May 2020 begins, several states, including Florida, Georgia and Texas, are “re-opening” for business. Retail outlets, beauty salons, health clubs and places of worship are preparing to return to pre-pandemic operations in the coming days. OVER ONE MILLION…

After Coronavirus, Another Danger Awaits

COVID-19, LEGIONNAIRES’, PNEUMONIA: “’These are unprecedented times and never have so many buildings been closed for so long without any thought for bringing these buildings back into use, which if not facilitated correctly, could lead to a serious outbreak of Legionnaires disease just as the country ….recovers from COVID-19”, according to John Thompson, Chief Executive…

Bacteria in Surgery Scrub Rooms

PROTECT PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS Water: Source and Vector of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) Infection risk in operating rooms and scrub rooms can be reduced by using AquaMedix inline and CleanSpray® POU filters. In all critical care units of hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, particularly operating room scrub rooms, keeping water free of potentially pathogenic…

Carbon Filters: “Serious” Contamination Risk Factor

Ice Machines Identified as Source of Infectious Bacteria Ice machines, commonly used in hospitals, clinics, restaurants and hotels, pose health risks. A series of scientific studies identified ice machines as a source of waterborne bacteria such as Legionella and Pseudomonas (causative bacteria for Legionnaires Disease and Pneumonia, respectively.) More than twenty years ago, a Legionnaire’s…

CDC: URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Acinetobacter Acinetobacter is a bacteria found in potable water.  This bacteria can cause pneumonia, wound infections, blood and urinary tract infections. These infections tend to occur in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, according to the CDC’s 2019 Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report. The CDC report summarizes the current threat level as “Urgent”. In 2017,…

Potentially Dangerous Bacteria Like Pseudomonas Lurk in Municipal Water Supplies

Bacterial infections due to Pseudomonas continue to cause deaths of newborn infants, children and adults. Infant Deaths In October, three infants died and five others became seriously ill from a Pseudomonas infection at the neonatal intensive care unit of a Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. A New York Times article on the Pennsylvania hospital outbreak quoted…

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…

AquaMedix LLC announced the results of a report evaluating the CleanSpray Faucet Filters

AquaMedix announced receipt of a report from the Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. This study was led by Dr. Janet Stout and Dr. Radisav Vidic, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. Others involved in the study were Xiao Ma of…

AquaMedix announces the results of a report evaluating the CleanSpray HandShower Filter

AquaMedix announces receipt of a report from the Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. Among the conclusions of the study: “Legionella was not detected from any water samples collected from HandShower filter outlets during a ninety (90) day evaluation.” The current market standard for…

AquaMedix launches CleanSpray point-of-use filter products in the US

Aquamedix receives final reports from special pathogens laboratory for point of use CleanSpray faucet filters. AquaMedix LLC, an anti-bacterial water filtration and purification system and device developer, distributor, and services provider, is announcing receipt of a report from the Special Pathogens Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of…