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Derbyshire baby’s death could be linked to bacteria in hospital sink

The death of an extremely premature baby could have been linked to waterborne bacteria found in a Derbyshire hospital sink. The incident has only now been revealed in papers published by the organisation which oversees Derby Royal Hospital. In October and November last year, a waterborne bacteria called pseudomonas had been discovered in two sinks… Read more »

No water, no electricity, and whole families living in cars

The level of destruction in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian is shocking, says head of emergency operations for Israeli humanitarian NGO IsraAID. Michal Bar, head of emergency operations for Israeli humanitarian NGO IsraAID, doesn’t mince her words. “The level of destruction is shocking,” she says. “Since we arrived in the Bahamas last week, we have… Read more »

Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into Pacific, minister says

More than a million tonnes of contaminated water lies in storage but power company says it will run out of space by 2022 The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister has said – a… Read more »

Another Chesterfield school tests positive for legionella; parents protest board meeting

A preliminary test for legionella at Matoaca High School has come back positive, making it the fifth school in Chesterfield to test positive for the bacteria. Two water cooling towers at Matoaca High School were tested and one came back with an initial positive result for legionella bacteria, which can cause Legionnaire’s disease. Matoaca is… Read more »

Monthly Legionella Report July 2019 – PHE

Monthly Legionella Report – PHE July 2019 REPORT

Cheap water treatment

There’s nothing new in treating water by sorption of organic solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE). But finding a method that neutralizes these contaminants, instead of just shifting them somewhere else, is no mean feat. A team led by Anna Śrębowata, professor at the IPC has improved a method of catalytic hydrotreatment, that is, transforming TCE… Read more »

SEAT OF YOUR PANTS How much faecal bacteria is on your child seat revealed in disgusting pictures

Researchers swabbed various parts of car interiors to find out just how much bacteria is growing in our vehicles.  The study conducted by vehicle hire company Leasing Options found child car seats contained bacteria – with loads faeces in. This was three times above a healthy amount, leaving kids more susceptible to sickness bugs.  The… Read more »

Surprising insight into Legionnaires’ disease

In order to control cellular processes and thwart the immune system, the bacterium Legionella pneumophilia, the cause of the notorious Legionnaires’ disease, releases hundreds of enzymes. Biochemists at Goethe University have now elucidated important details in the interaction of bacterial effectors. They discovered how the regulatory enzyme SidJ keeps other dangerous virulence factors in check…. Read more »

5 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported this year in Champaign County; no common link found

CHAMPAIGN — There have been five cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Champaign County this year, three of them in July and August, according to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. There hasn’t been a common link established among the five cases, said health district epidemiologist Awais Vaid. One of the local persons who became ill with… Read more »

Four Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Identified in Kane County Retirement Community

AURORA, IL – The Kane County Health Department has received reports of four cases of Legionnaires’ disease. Four residents at Covenant Living at the Holmstad in Batavia have been confirmed to have Legionnaires’ disease. The retirement community is notifying residents, the residents’ identified contact, and staff. “Public health officials are testing for Legionella bacteria and continue to investigate… Read more »

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Product Spotlight

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The first and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm). More than a 100 different parameters available. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that HuwaSan TR50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21


(TB H2a) an integral thermostatic bib mixer tap, single long lever mixer. Single flow fixed horizontal nozzle, sequential operation. Sequential operation ensures both hot and cold supply are purged on each use, long lever gives precise control. Insulated technology keeps the ‘hot’ side of the mixer at a safe surface temperature.

AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

Legionnaires‘ disease is usually spread by the breathing in of water vapour containing Legionella bacteria which is then deposited on the lungs. The bacteria thrives in water temperatures between 25 and 45°C and so showers by their very nature create an ideal environment for the bacteria to spread. The AS SHOWER chrome filter provides reliable and immediate protection against Legionella, removing bacteria at the point of use, allowing users to shower safely.