3 fixtures at the Oakland VA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have tested positive for Legionella bacteria. This comes after 6 veterans were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease at the facility??this year. Read the full story here.
Three suburban schools in Elgin, Illinois were evacuated and shutdown today after high levels of Legionella bacteria were found in the cooling towers. Read the full story here.
6 veterans have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’s Disease at the Pittsburgh VA in Oakland. Read the full story here.
With 12 deaths and over 50 veterans sick at a veterans’ home in Quicy, Illinois, Senator Dick Durban is calling for an investigation into the source of their Legionnaires’ outbreak.
Read the full story here.
Just weeks after a massive Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak caused by cooling towers in New York, a public housing facility in the South Bronx has tested positive for Legionella. There have been 4 cases??at the facility in the last 6 months. Residents are??understandably frustrated but hopeful the problem will be resolved soon. Read the full article from ABC Local News here.
Yet another outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease has appeared, this time at??San Quentin Prison in San Francisco. Over 90 inmates are reporting pneumonia-like symptoms, a warning sign of Legionnaire’s Disease. Read the full article from the NY Times here.
A Legionella outbreak in Western Illinois at a veteran’s home has??killed 8 people living at the home??and sickened 50. Local Quincy residents fear??the outbreak could??be more widespread??in the community. Read the full article from CBS here.
In the wake of several outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease across the U.S., the CDC is taking criticism for their policies regarding Legionella in a recent article from the Daily Caller.
Read the full article here.
Despite diligent monitoring and chemical-based treatments, another person has died from Legionnaires Disease at the VA Hospital in Oakland. While tests are being done to determine if the victim made contact with the bacteria at the VA campus, this case serves as another reminder of the importance of careful Legionella testing and control. Read the full article from TribLive here.
Enrich Products was featured this weekend in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PPG) article outlining the challenges copper silver ionization is still facing in the wake of the Pittsburgh VA outbreak over two years ago.
Writer Sean D. Hamill interviewed our President, Neil Silverberg and Chief of Operations, Aaron Marshall for the article and our own Erik Harker was photographed (using our new testing lab in our Pittsburgh headquarters) for the front page article.
You can read the full article on the PPG???s website here.
For over 25 years, Enrich Products has been, and continues to be committed to full regulatory compliance. We have??EPA registration and are??NSF/ANSI 61 and 372 Certified??to ensure we meet and exceed every standard.
Enrich??testified before Congress about the efficacy of copper silver ionization and, subsequently, the technology was found not to be at fault for the outbreak.
In spite of Enrich???s testimony, our willingness to cooperate with regulations, and the exoneration of copper silver ionization in the Pittsburgh VA outbreak, the Pennsylvania State DEP and Allegheny County are still setting public recommendations that copper silver ionization not be used in Pennsylvania facilities.
We are working with the PA DEP and other state administrators across the country to insure that the reliability and efficacy of ionization, as the preferred method of Legionella Control, is recognized.
If you are concerned about your state???s policies, would like us to speak to your state???s administrators, or simply want more information on copper silver ionization or Legionella control, please give the office a call toll-free at 1.800.369.7662 or send us an email.
(Featured photo on main page by Michael Henninger)