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…

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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,…

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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…

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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.”  

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