March 9, 2023

Waterborne Disease Persistence Highlights the Need for Non-Traditional Solutions

In the United States, one of the 20th century’s most significant health accomplishments was disinfecting our nation’s drinking water. This critical step helped prevent typhoid and Cholera from killing thousands in our country. Despite these efforts, many waterborne diseases still persist, such as Legionnaires’ disease (caused by Legionella bacteria) and Typhoid fever (caused by Salmonella). These diseases account for hundreds of deaths in the U.S. every year. The truth is water leaving treatment plants is […]
January 17, 2023

New State Regulations Help Reduce the Risk of Legionella

2023 is looking like a landmark year for Legionnaires’ prevention, as efforts to protect Americans against this harmful disease are gaining traction across the country. Since the CDC doesn’t establish regulations regarding Legionella and the EPA doesn’t focus on water systems within buildings, state health officials are largely responsible for preventing Legionnaires’ disease. Fortunately, as of late 2022, several states introduced new regulations based on ASHRAE Standard 188, representing a big leap forward in Legionnaires’ […]
April 29, 2020


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 CONFIRMED CASES IN USA As of April 28, 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the […]
April 21, 2020

After Coronavirus, Another Danger Awaits

February 29, 2020

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 outbreak in a 720 bed university teaching hospital was initiated by unfiltered water entering an ice machine.  Nosocomial legionellosis traced […]
November 25, 2019

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 2011 death was the first documented confirmation connecting a death caused by waterborne bacteria to a dental procedure. A 2015 […]
November 7, 2019

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 with people involved in Legionella testing and monitoring. Standards and industry best practices are followed haphazardly.” AquaMedix produces and sells […]
December 28, 2015

NBC Nightly News: Legionnaires Disease – The illness that just won’t go away

Recent NBC Nightly News segment featured AquaMedix CleanSpray™ Filters; a solution to filter Legionella out of Veterans Administration faucet and shower water. Watch video here:–the-illness-that-just-won-t-go-away-588884035911