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How bacteria ‘act as one’ to escape antibiotics

New research zooms in on Pseudomonas aeruginosa to uncover a strategy that drug-resistant bacteria use to avoid antibiotics. The findings could help make antibiotics more effective. Jean-Louis Bru, from the department of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, is the first author of the new study, which appears in the Journal of Bacteriology…. Read more »

Water Treatment Equipment Market Development And Growth Opportunities By Forecast 2026

This report on the global Water Treatment Equipment market gives a thorough study that is primarily focused on top players and their business stratagem, geographical extent, market segments, competitive landscape, manufacturing, and pricing and cost structures. Each section of the research study is explicitly prepared to explore crucial fragments of the global Water Treatment Equipment… Read more »

CDC Revises Number of Reported Legionellosis Cases Upward

The original number of cases of Legionellosis reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for calendar year 2018 was already at a record 8,356 cases. This November, that number was revised upward to 9,933 cases, representing an increase of 18.8 percent . Although Legionellosis includes both Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, the vast… Read more »

Harvey Hall Convention Center reopens, final test results still pending

They’re still waiting on the final test results, but Harvey Hall was reopened on Monday morning. “This will be a very safe building,” said Larry Snodgrass, President of ERI Consulting Inc. Crews with ERI spent much of the weekend flushing the building’s water system out with high levels of chlorine. FULL ARTICLE

Legionella Testing Market 2019 Analysis, Growth, Vendors, Shares, Drivers, Challenges with Forecast to 2025

The Global “Legionella Testing Market” 2019-2024 report gives an overview of the relevant market including analysis, latest market trends and developments including features, technology and market chain types, applications and top manufacturers. Legionella Testing market research report also gives an analysis of the key players along with upcoming industry supply, market demand, price, competition and… Read more »

NHS Lothian investigation report on 2012 Edinburgh legionellosis outbreak

The report of a multi-agency investigation into the outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease that occurred in south-west Edinburgh in the summer of 2012 has been published by NHS Lothian health board [1]. The outbreak was declared on Sunday, 3 June 2012, at which time five confirmed cases suggestive of a developing cluster had been notified. A ‘problem assessment… Read more »

Dangerous bacteria communicate to avoid antibiotics

A bacterial infection is not just an unpleasant experience — it can also be a major health problem. Some bacteria develop resistance to otherwise effective treatment with antibiotics. Therefore, researchers are trying to develop new types of antibiotics that can fight the bacteria, and at the same time trying to make the current treatment with… Read more »

Woman Contracts Sepsis After Going In A Hot Tub With A Shaving Cut On Her Leg

A mum has revealed she nearly died after she caught sepsis and gangrene from a hot tub – all because of a shaving cut. Hayley Thomas, 46, accidentally nicked her right leg with a razor just hours before climbing into a friend’s hot tub with her son Justin John, five. She woke up the next day covered head to… Read more »

Three cases of Legionnaire’s disease in eight days in the Tasman district

Gardeners are being warned to take care when handling potting mix after three cases of Legionnaires’ disease in eight days were confirmed in the Tasman district. This follows the death of a person in Dunedin from the disease. Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed in 2019. There have been 53 cases in the region… Read more »

Protecting Your Workers from Contaminated Drinking Water

Lead exposure is not a new risk to those who work in the manufacturing, construction and service sectors. However, one of the most common sources of lead poisoning—contaminated drinking water—is often an overlooked area of concern on job sites and in the workplace. Although the United States government has been working to reduce lead exposure… 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. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

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.