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

By Dr Vera L Barbosa There have been cases of care home managers receiving fines for not following procedures regarding Legionella control in care homes. In this article, we cover the importance of Legionella control and prevention to avoid a fine and keep residents safe. What Is Legionella? Legionella is a group of bacteria which […]

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. Why Was There An Increase In Legionnaires’ Disease Cases? There can be no definite answer. However, researchers speculated that the rise was due to an increase of the use of public […]

Posted on September 18, 2017

Can Legionnaires’ disease cause post-traumatic stress disorder?

The following is a blog post by our work experience 6th Form student Olivia Barbosa-Atkins. What Is Legionella? The cause of Legionnaires’ disease is the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. We find Legionella 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 […]

Posted on August 30, 2017

LEAP 4 is almost here

By our guest blogger Dr Vera Barbosa What Is the Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.)? I have been attending the Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.) event for the past two years. See my previous blog about last year’s event and one about the first LEAP event I attended. The event is really useful for Estates […]

Posted on May 5, 2017

Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 7 UK hospitals using copper and silver ionisation

Image credit: Debra Weinstein, Sao-Mai Nguyen-Mau, and Vincent Lee This blog is by guest blogger Dr. Vera Barbosa (Consultant Research Scientist and Writer). It was first posted on her LinkedIn page on 6th February. What Is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa? Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a biofilm-forming Gram-negative opportunistic bacterium with extensive metabolic diversity. This allows it to thrive in […]

Posted on February 16, 2017

The Legionella Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.) 4 Event. Wednesday 21st June 2017

By Sonia King, ProEconomy Sales Director What Is LEAP? The L.E.A.P event was set up in 2013 by the team at Manta Workshops. It intends to bring together like minded individuals passionate about water quality. By sharing knowledge, not only with leading authorities in the water industry but also with those ‘on the front line’, […]

Posted on January 6, 2017

2016 – Our Best Year Yet

By ProEconomy’s Managing Director, Byron Bedford. I wanted to thank all our clients and everyone that has made 2016 such a great year. It’s been our best year ever! ProEconomy’s 2016 Highlights For me, some of the highlights have included:  30 new Orca systems installed. I really feel that copper and silver ionisation is making […]

Posted on January 3, 2017

E. coli bigger killer than Legionella and Pseudomonas

E. coli Infections According to the Department of Health, E. coli infections represent 65% of gram-negative infections. They reportedly killed more than 5,500 NHS patients in 2015 and are set to cost the NHS £2.3 billion by 2018. There is also large variation in hospital infection rates. The worst performers having more than 5 times the […]

Posted on December 5, 2016

Brexit, Biocides and Compliance

Brexit? Are you still acting legally?

Posted on November 10, 2016

Dialysis Water Filtration Systems – Which Contaminants will affect it?

Will your dialysis water filtration unit cope with your Legionella control method?

Posted on October 3, 2016

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