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Elgin care home told to do more to assess risk of Legionnaires’ disease

Staff at a Moray care home have been told they are not doing enough to manage the risk a potentially deadly bacteria poses to its elderly residents. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has given Abbeyside Nursing Home in Elgin until next Friday to improve its risk assessment around legionella. The bacteria – found in… Read more »

Doctor says you should run your shower for twenty minutes after going away

Whenever he returns from holiday, even before he’s unpacked his bags, a doctor runs a shower for 20 minutes to protect against a deadly disease. Dr Tom Makin heads straight to the bathroom, turns on the shower, before running out again and repeating the ritual. ‘I cover my nose and mouth with one hand and… Read more »

Deadly Legionella bacteria found at Ford Dearborn Truck plant

Last week Ford reported low levels of bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease at the Dearborn Truck Assembly plant outside of Detroit. The announcement came at the same time Legionella bacteria was reported at the Old Main building at Wayne State. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press the discoveries came during “routine” testing… Read more »

Health spa is shut down after an outbreak of the potentially fatal legionella infection linked to the hot tub left nine visitors in hospital

sea-salt hot tub smelt of ‘damp and urine’ before 39 visitors fell ill — as 14 contracted the potentially fatal legionella infection and nine were left in hospital. The Healax Salt Caves in Kinson, Bournemouth, Dorset has now been closed while workmen — who were seen at the spa wearing ventilator masks yesterday — investigate the… Read more »

Legionella at The Bridge Secondary School: Probe launched after bacteria found in Tufnell Park school’s water supply

Potentially dangerous bacteria have been found in the water supply serving a special needs academy and youth club in Tufnell Park. Health inspectors were called to The Bridge Secondary School – part of a multi-academy trust – in Carleton Road yesterday due to “low levels of Legionella bacteria” being found in the school’s water. Legionella… Read more »

Health Ministry pulls two bottled water brands off the shelves

PETALING JAYA: Starfresh and Water Funs are among two brands of bottled water taken off the shelves with immediate effect. This is following the discovery of traces of bacteria commonly found in faeces, soil and sewage in several water supplies. The Health Ministry said both brands were found to contain pseudomonas aeruginosa, which contravenes the… Read more »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claims CBP Officers Told Women To Drink Out Of Toilets In Detention Facility

Freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Customs and Border Protection officers ordered women to drink water out of toilets at a migrant detention center along the U.S.-Mexico border. Ocasio-Cortez joined more than a dozen House members in a visit to detention centers in Texas on Monday. The trip was organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus following… Read more »

CDC: Crypto Parasite That Causes Diarrhea On The Rise In US Pools

CDC crypto parasite—Beware before taking a dip in that public pool. A disease called crypto parasite in on the rise in US swimming pools. A parasitic infection, crypto causes diarrhea and is often transmitted by exposure to excrement. The rate of people getting sick with Cryptosporidium, a parasite, has soared 13 percent since 2009, with… Read more »

Bacteria found in another Malaysian bottled water brand

SINGAPORE: The presence of another consignment of bottled drinking water from a Malaysian manufacturer has been detected with the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common environmental bacteria, here. In a circular addressed to bottled water importers, Singapore Food Agency (SFA) informed that through its recent surveillance, consignments of bottled drinking water from Malee Mineral Water… Read more »

Legionella Pneumophila: Infecting Amoeba, Infecting Macrophages – Poem

Legionella pneumophila. It’s the bringer of an atypical pneumonia Called Legionnaires’ disease. L. pneumophila infects a type of white blood cell, Grows inside, And then bursts out of the cell To infect others. Found naturally in freshwater, It often travels elsewhere: Hot water tanks, Hot tubs, And cooling towers. Yes, it really likes water. In… 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.