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

I am currently researching the literature on Pseudomonas aeruginosa for my next paper. Therefore, 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. It is dangerous […]

Posted on February 22, 2018

We are looking for inspirational sales people

We need entrepreneurial sales people 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. Therefore, quests for alternative natural chemical-free methods […]

Posted on January 5, 2018

Celebrating 25 Years

At ProEconomy we are celebrating 25 years as a water treatment company and are embracing a new culture that aligns with our new fresh branding. We 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

What Is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa? 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, […]

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). The UN warns that CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is at the highest level in three million years. The CO2 concentration average for 2016 was […]

Posted on October 31, 2017

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

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