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Legionella Found In Water Supply At Two Bridges Condo: Officials

After two cases of Legionnaire’s disease were confirmed, the Health Department has found the bacteria in a Two Bridges building’s water. TWO BRIDGES, NY — Health officials have found Legionella in a Two Bridges condo building’s water supply, the Health Department confirmed.  After two residents at the Two Bridges Condominium Complex became sick with Legionnaires’ disease,… Read more »

HSE Safety Alert issued

HSE has issued a safety alert highlighting the increased risks of primary containment loss associated with dead-legs that may be present on process pipe-work. LINK

Hospital deep clean as baby skin infection detected

A small number of babies at a Belfast hospital have been found to have pseudomonas on their skin. The infants involved were being treated in the neonatal unit of the Royal Jubilee Maternity Service. Although the bacteria was found on their skin, it does not mean the babies were infected. Staff have put in place… Read more »

Three more cases of legionnaires’ disease confirmed in Moncton

The outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in the Moncton area is not over as three new cases are confirmed, bringing the total number of cases to 12. “Since our last update, we’ve had three additional cases reported to public health,” said Dr. Yves Leger, the regional medical officer of health. “We’ve had two cases reported this… Read more »

Virginia county confirms 10 Legionnaires’ disease cases, investigation into possible source of exposure

Health officials in a Virginia county are investigating an increase of Legionnaires’ disease cases. The Virginia Department of Health on Thursday announced that the Chesterfield Health District (CHD) is investigating an increase in Legionnaires disease cases in the northeast part of the county. The Virginia DOH said in a statement there have been 10 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease since… Read more »

‘ONE HOUR TO LIVE’ Brit dad fighting for his life after getting Legionnaires diseases at same hotel where two UK nationals died

A BRITISH dad was left fighting for his life after contracting Legionnaires’ disease at the same hotel where two other guests died from the same bug. Scot James Cooper, 59, was given just an hour to live before lapsing into a four-day coma when he returned from the Kalofer Hotel, in Bulgaria, last year. His… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease: Second Bulgaria holidaymaker dies after trip

Two British holidaymakers have died from Legionnaires’ disease after returning home from the same hotel in Bulgaria, it has emerged.  Brian Taylor, 75, from Huddersfield, died in July, a month after holidaying at the Hotel Kalofer. It follows the death of John Cowan 43, from Lanarkshire, who had also been staying at the same hotel in… Read more »

Contractor warned school officials of uncleaned HVAC units

Months before the Virginia Department of Health began investigating an increase in cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Chesterfield, the contractor hired to service HVAC units at county schools repeatedly alerted school officials about significant maintenance problems and recommended testing for Legionella bacteria, documents show. The school system has come under fire in recent weeks after… Read more »

World health report raises concerns about microplastics in drinking water

Just when you thought it was safe to drink bottled water, a new U.N. report raises concerns about what you may be consuming: tiny particles of microplastics. The just-published 124-page report from the World Health Organization (WHO) is the first major international study to examine the potential human health risks caused by exposure to microplastics… Read more »

Man dies of Legionnaires’ disease after Bulgarian holiday

A man from Lanarkshire has died from Legionnaires’ disease after returning home from holiday in Bulgaria. John Cowan, from Hamilton, died in June a week after falling ill at the Hotel Kalofer in the Sunny Beach resort. The 43-year-old’s family believe he contracted the airborne bacteria at the hotel and are threatening legal action against… 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.