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10 facts everybody ought to know about Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 10 ways to control this superbug

As I am researching the literature on Pseudomonas aeruginosa for my next paper collaboration, I thought I’d compile some facts about P. aeruginosa and list ways of controlling this ‘superbug’ in water systems. As I’m sure people involved in infection control in hospitals know well, P. aeruginosa is present in hospitals environment and it is […]

Posted on February 22, 2018

We are looking for inspirational sales people

We need entrepreneurial team members who want to make our business their own. You’ll be a target driven individual that thrives on autonomy and who wants to work for a company that ‘makes a difference’. The ProEconomy copper and silver water treatment solution saves lives and our clients include some of the largest NHS trusts […]

Posted on February 1, 2018

Would you drink untreated and unregulated “raw water” on a quest for pure water?

We are all very familiar with people’s reaction against the established methods for producing food, drinks and everyday use products when they see these as unsafe or dangerous to health. The obvious reaction is to protect ourselves by looking for products that were derived from alternative natural ways and quests for alternative natural chemical-free methods […]

Posted on January 5, 2018

Celebrating 25 Years

2017 has been a year of change for the team at ProEconomy. We are embracing a new culture that aligns with our new fresh branding and are proud to have a team of excellent people who provide a fantastic service to our clients. ProEconomy has seen a 20% growth in 2017 – a 25 year […]

Posted on December 19, 2017

Inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa – A preliminary laboratory study

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming Gram-negative bacterium often found in soil and ground water. It can cause diseases especially of the lungs, including pneumonia. Nevertheless, it is an opportunistic pathogen which can cause a wide range of infections in almost any organ or tissue, particularly in patients with a weakened immune system, such as cancer […]

Posted on November 28, 2017

Will climate change increase legionellosis risk?

Blog post contribution by Dr Vera Barbosa, consultant environmental scientist and editor. As reported on the news yesterday, global atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have hit a record high (Link). CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is now at a level not seen for over three million years, the UN has warned. The CO2 concentration average for […]

Posted on October 31, 2017

Are you placing yourself at risk of over one million pounds fine?

By guest blogger Dr Vera L Barbosa There have been cases of managers of care homes being fined recently for not following the required procedures for the management of the risks posed by Legionella bacteria to residents in the homes they manage. Legionella is a group of bacteria which is well known for causing legionellosis, […]

Posted on September 25, 2017

Legionnaires’ disease cases increase fivefold in Japan

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported this month that reported Legionella infections have increased almost fivefold in Japan over the past five years. The researchers speculated that the rise was due to increased use of public whirlpool spas and hot springs. Source: The Mainichi Daily News

Posted on September 18, 2017

Can Legionnaires’ disease cause post-traumatic stress disorder?

Blog post by our work experience 6th Form student Olivia Barbosa-Atkins. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila which is found in both potable and non-potable water sources. Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a grave form of pneumonia typically categorised by the onset of feelings of weakness and fatigue after the incubation period of 2 […]

Posted on August 30, 2017

LEAP 4 is almost here

By our guest blogger Dr Vera Barbosa I have been attending the Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.) event for the past two years and I have been very impressed on both occasions. See my previous blog about last year’s event and this one about the first LEAP event I have attended. The event is […]

Posted on May 5, 2017

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