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Burn, beck and burble: 11 words for water

We shower in it, surf it, sail on it and slurp it. Whether it’s coming out of our taps or falling out of the sky, water is an essential, everyday part of human life. As such, it’s no surprise that we have a plethora of amazing words for H2O and the various forms it takes…. Read more »

Court upholds ruling that children held at border must have adequate food, bedding, sanitation

SAN FRANCISCO —   In a case that dramatized the plight of children detained at the border, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide minors with adequate food, water, bedding, toothbrushes and soap. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Trump administration to an… Read more »

Lung damage bacteria sniffed out by dogs in cystic fibrosis research

Dogs can sniff out bacteria that is a major of cause of lung damage in people with cystic fibrosis before it takes hold, according to a study. Research found the animals can detect ultra-low concentrations of pseudomonas, the commonest cause of lung infection in the disease. Bio detection dogs have a very high level of accuracy… Read more »

Chlorine – Public Health England

GENERAL INFORMATION – Public Health England

How Ebola Wins

LONDON – A year has passed since the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health ministry declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the northeast of the country. Yet, far from being contained, the outbreak has now become the DRC’s second in five years to be classified by the World Health Organization as a Public Health Emergency of… Read more »

Tips to Guarantee Clean Water While Camping or Hiking

Clean water is a necessity when camping, hiking, or backpacking, but can be hard to come by in some situations. Here’s how to ensure you always have potable water on hand in the wilderness. Whether you’ve gotten a bit of hiking inspo from following the National Park Service on Instagram or just want to recapture… Read more »

Deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak hits Atlanta hotel

Outbreak is largest on record in Georgia ATLANTA (CNN) – An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease tied to a prominent Atlanta hotel is the largest recorded Legionella outbreak in Georgia, an official with the public health department told CNN on Sunday. One person died of the disease and 11 others were diagnosed with it after staying or… Read more »

Blood clotting factors may help fight multi-drug resistant superbugs

Coagulation factors, which are involved in blood clotting after injury, may offer new strategies for fighting multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to a study published in Cell Research. Infections caused by these bacteria pose an urgent public health risk, as effective drugs to combat them are lacking. A deficiency in blood coagulation factors – for example in patients… Read more »

County, schools address Legionella at Greenfield

In the wake of a positive test for bacteria that may have caused Legionnaires’ disease at a Midlothian elementary school, the Chesterfield County government is ramping up scrutiny of the local school system’s facility inspection and maintenance regimen. According to Leslie Haley, chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors, staff in the county’s Risk Management and Internal Audit… Read more »

First Death Confirmed In Atlanta Legionella Outbreak; 61 ‘Probable’ Cases

The first death from Legionnaires’ disease related to an outbreak of Legionella at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta was confirmed Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Public Health. There are now 12 lab-confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, and 61 probable cases, DPH spokeswoman Nancy Nydam said Tuesday. That’s up from 55… 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

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.