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Georgia Parents Concerned after Elevated Levels of Mold Found at Daycare Center
Georgia Parents Concerned after Elevated Levels of Mold Found at Daycare Center
6/23/2016 11:53:22 AM
Recently, WGCL-TV broadcasted a report about indoor environmental concerns at a Marietta daycare center. According to their investigative report, the facility has been plagued with issues of mold contamination on desks, walls and other locations. A state agency that oversees daycare centers in Georgia also investigated the situation and reportedly found elevated levels of …
Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Reported in Quebec Caused by Occupational Soil Exposure to Legionella
Legionnaires’ Disease Cases Reported in Quebec Caused by Occupational Soil Exposure to Legionella
6/22/2016 11:16:46 AM
According to an article in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Emerging Infectious Disease Report, two cases of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) occurred one month apart in the same area of Quebec during the summer of 2015. Both patients were hospitalized in intensive care. Lab tests from sputum samples revealed an infection caused by  Legionella longbeache . An …
California Company Recalls Packaged Salads due to Salmonella Concerns
California Company Recalls Packaged Salads due to Salmonella Concerns
6/21/2016 10:06:44 AM
In May, a Fontana, California company issued a voluntary recall of thousands of packages of kale and edamame salad due to potential concerns over contamination from  Salmonella . The announcement was posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall list by the company after routine product testing by a supplier of the kale used in the packaged salads revealed …
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At “Emory’s Experience With Ebola: The Nursing Perspective”
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At “Emory’s Experience With Ebola: The Nursing Perspective”
6/21/2016 10:00:00 AM
Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen attended a presentation offered by the Athens Georgia Nurses Association highlighting the nursing care provided by Emory Healthcare for Ebola and Lassa Fever patients at Athens Regional Medical Services on April 18, 2016.   Why Emory?   Sharlene Toney, PhD, RN, Director of Professional Nursing Practice and Development, lead …
EMLab P&K’s Chicago Legionella Testing Lab Now CDC ELITE Certified Lab
EMLab P&K’s Chicago Legionella Testing Lab Now CDC ELITE Certified Lab
6/20/2016 10:05:20 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has certified EMLab P&K’s Chicago laboratory for Legionella testing through the CDC ELITE Program. The Chicago lab is EMLab P&K’s fifth location to achieve the distinction of …
The Return of Tick Season Creates Lyme Disease Concerns for Many
The Return of Tick Season Creates Lyme Disease Concerns for Many
6/15/2016 10:35:56 AM
In May, health officials reminded the public of tickborne diseases with the recognition of May as National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. May is an especially important time of the year to stress to people the need to prevent tick bites as warming temperatures have many people enjoying the outdoors and ticks become active. Although there are many diseases transmitted by …
Improper Eyewash Station Maintenance can Result in Microbial Exposure Risks
Improper Eyewash Station Maintenance can Result in Microbial Exposure Risks
6/10/2016 9:57:50 AM
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has reported that thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries and these injuries cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses and worker compensation. To help mitigate eye injuries, some industries are required to have emergency eyewash stations to wash …
Legionella Testing Can Prevent Deaths from Healthcare-Associated Legionella Outbreaks
6/9/2016 10:55:32 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that hospitals and healthcare facilities need a water management plan and should test for Legionella . The CDC announced that most deaths from healthcare-associated Legionella outbreaks might have been prevented if healthcare facilities proactively tested for Legionella . EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica …
Hundreds of Government Workers Moved after Mold Problems Discovered
Hundreds of Government Workers Moved after Mold Problems Discovered
6/9/2016 10:50:04 AM
In May, WDRB broadcasted a report about city workers from Louisville, Kentucky being moved to a new office building. The move involves approximately 300 people who have worked in a government building that has reportedly suffered from mold issues for four years. Employees have reported musty odors, respiratory issues and not feeling well after spending time in the building. …
Maternal Exposure to Nitrate in Drinking Water Found to Cause Birth Defects
Maternal Exposure to Nitrate in Drinking Water Found to Cause Birth Defects
6/7/2016 10:34:14 AM
A recent report published in the  Current Environmental Health Reports  reviewed the link between birth defects and maternal exposure to nitrate in drinking water. The report examined several studies published since 2000 that indicated birth defects in offspring may be associated with maternal drinking water exposure to nitrate. The report highlighted that mothers exposed to …
Recall of Frozen Vegetables Linked to Listeria Outbreak
Recall of Frozen Vegetables Linked to Listeria Outbreak
6/1/2016 11:01:43 AM
In May, a frozen food recall related to  Listeria  contamination was expanded to include approximately 400 products. The original recall was issued in March by a Washington food company after some frozen vegetables were linked to a  Listeria  outbreak. The contaminated frozen food products are believed to have been distributed nationally beginning in 2014. Since then, the …
STD and HIV Information to be Covered at the June 8-10, 2016 iDate Mobile Dating Conference in L.A.
STD and HIV Information to be Covered at the June 8-10, 2016 iDate Mobile Dating Conference in L.A.
6/1/2016 8:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Dan Wohlfeiler, MPH, Director of Building Healthy Online Communities, a project of the National Coalition of STD Directors, will present at the  44th iDate Mobile Dating Conference . The event takes place June 8-10, 2016 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center in Los Angeles, CA.   Mr. Wohlfeiler will speak on the many …
Puerto Rico’s IEQ Experts Identify Allergens and Pathogens Associated with Rodent Infestations
Puerto Rico’s IEQ Experts Identify Allergens and Pathogens Associated with Rodent Infestations
5/31/2016 5:20:33 PM
Puerto Rico’s tropical climate makes it an ideal habitat for many types of rodents, including those that infest people’s homes and commercial buildings. Unfortunately, the presence of rodents can lead to both property damage and health concerns for building occupants.    In addition to chewing through wood, insulation and many other building materials, rodents are known to …

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