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

2017-02-22T17:15:49-06:00

In a study of seven UK hospitals, research finds that copper silver ionization is an effective measure in controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa.   (via LinkedIn): Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming Gram-negative opportunistic bacterium with extensive metabolic diversity, which allows it to thrive in a wide variety of environments and nutrient sources. Hospital water is a recognized source of the pathogen, but it is a common cause of both community-acquired and hospital-acquired infections. P. aeruginosa is implicated in diseases especially of the lungs and thus need to be controlled in healthcare facilities, particularly in augmented units. Copper and silver ionization (CSI) is recognised as [...]

Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 7 UK hospitals using copper and silver ionization2017-02-22T17:15:49-06:00

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

2018-05-15T11:00:18-06:00

In a study of seven UK hospitals, research finds that copper silver ionization is an effective measure in controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (via LinkedIn): Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming Gram-negative opportunistic bacterium with extensive metabolic diversity, which allows it to thrive in a wide variety of environments and nutrient sources. Hospital water is a recognized source of the pathogen, but it is a common cause of both community-acquired and hospital-acquired infections. P. aeruginosa is implicated in diseases especially of the lungs and thus need to be controlled in healthcare facilities, particularly in augmented units. Copper and silver ionization (CSI) is recognised as a [...]

Controlling Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 7 UK hospitals using copper and silver ionization2018-05-15T11:00:18-06:00

LiquiTech Response to Pittsburgh Legionnaires’ Articles

2018-05-31T12:05:47-06:00

The articles support the facts that the Pittsburgh VA staff failed to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and deployed improper testing procedures. (via Business Wire): LiquiTech made the following statement regarding the investigation into the Legionnaires’ outbreak that killed six veterans at the Pittsburgh VA in 2011: A comprehensive investigation by journalist Sean Hamill of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has uncovered the truth surrounding the Legionnaires’ outbreak that killed six veterans at the Pittsburgh VA in 2011. His investigation was published in a two-part series Sunday and Monday, and led to a call for a congressional investigation into the situation from Sen. Bob [...]

LiquiTech Response to Pittsburgh Legionnaires’ Articles2018-05-31T12:05:47-06:00

Copper Silver Ionization: What’s the Truth?

2017-05-19T14:43:47-06:00

Many claims have been made in the last couple years regarding the effectiveness of copper silver ionization systems. For a long time chlorine disinfection systems were the default solution to Legionella eradication. Despite this, hospitals have long considered copper silver ionization the gold standard for preventing Legionnaires’ disease. The LiquiTech copper silver system disperses positively charged copper and silver ions into the water system. It is a registered solution with federal and state Environmental Protection Agencies for killing Legionella in drinking water. It has been validated in more than 100 clinical articles as the most effective water disinfection technology to effectively [...]

Copper Silver Ionization: What’s the Truth?2017-05-19T14:43:47-06:00

Sen. Casey calls for federal investigation into Legionnaires’ outbreak

2016-12-14T19:58:06-06:00

Emails revealed inaccurate reporting concerning a Legionnaires' outbreak in a Pittsburgh VA.   (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette): U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is asking for a federal inquiry into how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated the 2012 Legionnaires’ outbreak at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, following publication of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette series raising questions about possible bias by federal officials. “It is of great concern to me and should be to anyone interested in this that there could be bias in the CDC’s results in this investigation” of the Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires’ outbreak, Mr. Casey said Monday. “I am going [...]

Sen. Casey calls for federal investigation into Legionnaires’ outbreak2016-12-14T19:58:06-06:00

Improper Reporting in Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires’ Reports

2016-12-13T23:18:23-06:00

Article further vindicates copper silver ionization system in Pittsburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak.   (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette): Early in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s investigation into the Legionnaires’ outbreak at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System in 2012, epidemiologists wondered if the deadly Legionella bacteria had started to spread because it had developed resistance. It was a logical idea to test. After all, the copper-silver ionization system in the hospital that had controlled Legionella for decades suddenly wasn’t working. Twenty-two veterans were sickened by Legionnaires’ in 2011 and 2012, leading to six deaths. How the CDC analyzed copper and silver concentration [...]

Improper Reporting in Pittsburgh VA Legionnaires’ Reports2016-12-13T23:18:23-06:00