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European technical guidelines for the prevention, control and investigation of infections caused by Legionella species (PDF Download)

European Technical Guidelines 2017: minimising the risk from Legionella infections in building water systems LINK

Free DOWNLOAD. Legionnaires’ Disease (Legionella Infection)

This is a free download … Legionnaires’ Disease (Legionella Infection)   Authors Dulebohn S1, Sundareshan V2.   Source StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2017-2017 May 23.   Excerpt In 1976, the year the American Legion Convention was held, marked the discovery of Legionnaires’ disease, a syndrome of pneumonia caused by Legionella. Multiple people… Read more »

Dutch scientists discover favorable conditions for growth of Legionella bacteria

The bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter–conditions that support the growth of biofilms. The research is published January 6th in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.   READ MORE

New BSI Standard: Water quality. Enumeration of Legionella

BS EN ISO 11731:2017 Water quality. Enumeration of Legionella Published : June 2017   LINK

Free Webinar – Complying with New Legionella Standards and Requirements: 7 Keys to Success

Free Webinar Complying with New Legionella Standards and Requirements: 7 Keys to Success   Thursday, August 3rd  8:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM EST   Free! Limited Space! Reserve Your Spot Now!   LINK

Open Access paper: Barriers to effective Legionella control in a changing world: a practitioner’s view

Inhalation of aerosols containing Legionella pneumophila, a water-borne bacteria commonly found in natural and man-made water systems, is the main causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease (LD). Approximately 10 – 15% of all reported cases of LD result in fatality, with susceptibility to the disease being higher in immunosuppressed patients, men over 45 years of age,… Read more »

Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control – Open Access Paper

Reduced rate of intensive care unit acquired gram-negative bacilli after removal of sinks and introduction of ‘water-free’ patient care.   LINK

Current HSE position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks

Current HSE position on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) in the management of legionella risks   LINK

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2017 – GOV.UK

Legionnaires’ disease monthly surveillance reports: 2017 – GOV.UK   LINK

Attitudes to tap water in public

A recent YouGov study for Keep Britain Tidy found that a large portion of the population aren’t aware of our rights around the availability of water out of the house. Our bodies require a regular intake of water to survive and function, and Water UK therefore believes that an extension to the availability of tap… Read more »

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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

Markwik21

(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.