On June 2, 2017, the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a memorandum, “Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD)” (“S&C Memo”), requiring that facilities develop and follow policies and procedures that inhibit microbial growth in building water systems to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other pathogens in water.
After Husband Dies of Legionnaires’ Disease Widow Warns of Silent Killer that Could be Lurking in Your Garden
A widow has warned the public to be wary of their hose pipes after her 63-year-old husband died of Legionnaires’ disease believed to have been contracted through working in the garden.
Complexities associated with drinking water plumbing systems can result in undesirable interactions among plumbing components, undermining engineering controls for opportunistic pathogens (OPs). A study examines the effects of plumbing system materials and two commonly applied disinfectants, copper and chloramines, on water chemistry and the growth of Legionella and mycobacteria across a transect of bench- and pilot-scale hot water experiments carried out with the same municipal water supply.
A new market study indicates that the global reverse osmosis (RO) membrane market is expected to grow at CAGR of 9.06% during the period 2017-2021 with kKey vendors The Dow Chemical Company, General Electric, Koch Membrane Systems, and Toray Group.
Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they found the legionella bacteria in most regions of the country.
Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards released to CNN the unpublished results of a study that show the Flint water crisis most likely caused the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires disease that killed at least 12 people since 2014.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent ( Number US 9,580,317 B2) to CDG Environmental entitled “Storage Stable Aqueous Solutions of Chlorine Dioxide and Methods for Preparing and Using Them”. This adds to the existing portfolio of patents that CDG owns covering various aspects of CDG Solution 3000.
Star K Certification has been granted to CDG Environmental for Aquadioxide and (previously) for Solution 3000 . This certifies that these products are certified Kosher when manufactured by CDG Environmental, LLC. of Allentown, PA as stated on the original manufacturer’s label.