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…

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…

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…

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 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…