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Mum’s warning after she nearly loses leg from hot tub infection

A mother of two on holiday with her family acquired a horrendous infection from a hotel hot tub that nearly cost her her leg. Taylor Bryant, from Indianapolis, USA, was holidaying with her family in Tennessee earlier this year when she went to the hot tub to relax. Later that day, she felt nauseated and… Read more »

First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics

The next ‘enchanted ring’ could be found with obafluorin, a broad spectrum antibiotic from nature. Understanding how antibiotic scaffolds are constructed in nature can help scientists prospect for new classes of antibiotics through DNA sequencing and genome mining. Researchers have used this knowledge to help solve the X-ray crystal structure of the enzyme that makes… Read more »

Man tests positive for Legionnaires’ disease following dialysis at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

The man in his seventies is still suffering several months on. Lawyers have been instructed to investigate after a man tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease following treatment at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The patient started to develop symptoms in April, while undergoing as an outpatient at the hospital’s Severn Unit. After his cough and general weakness… Read more »

Health officials report uptick in Legionnaires’ disease

The Chesterfield Health District is investigating an increase in reported cases of flu-like Legionnaires’ disease in the northeastern portion of the county. Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia traced to the Legionella bacteria, which can be found naturally in lakes and streams, according to health officials. Since May 1, there have been 10 confirmed… Read more »

Four Easiest Ways to Build a Healthier Home Environment

No wonder that hearing your homes ‘ environment may not be as healthy and safe as you think. Don’t be too fast to ignore the chance that you and your friends will feel uncomfortable in bad sanitation and housekeeping. The ordinary environment in the home and typical household management in the family every day may… Read more »

Chicago area hospital possibly linked to Legionnaires’ disease cases

Illinois health officials report investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease in individuals who were both patients at Rush Oak Park Hospital, one in May and the other in mid-July. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) say the individuals were patients at the hospital for part of the time when they could have been exposed… Read more »

Sheltered housing residents told to use temporary loos after Legionnaire’s bacteria found in water supply

THE BACTERIA which causes Legionnaire’s disease has been found in the water supply at a sheltered housing complex in Verwood. Watchdog Public Health England said: “PHE is aware that Legionella bacteria has been found in following routine testing of the water supply at Meadow Court social housing in Verwood in Dorset. To date there have… Read more »

Glasgow cosmetic clinic told to make urgent improvements

A CLINIC that offers surgical treatments including breast enlargements has closed after being ordered to make urgent improvements to infection control procedures. Elanic on Bath Street, which offers a ‘mummy makeover’ package and injectable treatments including lip fillers was rated “unsatisfactory” for safe delivery of care by health watchdogs in a new inspection regime. Floors in… Read more »

Downtown Atlanta hotel closes after SIX guests are diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease

Six guests who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel at the same time have tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease Legionnaires’ is a severe form of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria It’s unclear if the guests became infected from the hotel itself, but it is closed so health officials can conduct testing Health officials are warning… 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


(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.