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Salmonella resilient

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Biofilms, Bugs, Dry, Salmonella | 0 comments

Salmonella resilient

Researchers Find Salmonella to be More Resilient Than Originally Thought Virginia Tech scientists have provided new evidence that biofilms — bacteria that adhere to surfaces and build protective coatings — are at work in the survival of the human pathogen Salmonella. One out of every six Americans becomes ill from eating contaminated food each year, with over a million illnesses caused by Salmonella bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Finding out what makes...

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Superbug Vanquished

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in Bugs | 0 comments

Superbug Vanquished

Tests conducted by Texas-based Antimicrobial Test Laboratories (ATL) have demonstrated rapid destruction of the NDM-1 strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria using Advanced Vapor Technologies’ TANCS®-equipped steam vapor units.

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Bed Bugs Gone

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Bed Bugs, Bugs | 0 comments

Bed Bugs Gone

Killing Them Softly: Battling Bed Bugs in Sensitive Accounts By: Michael F. Potter. Alvaro Romero. Kenneth F. Haynes and Erich Hardebeck STEAM VAPOR SYSTEMS. If bed bugs have a weakness, it’s elevated temperature. Temperatures of about 120°F are lethal to most insects provided they cannot escape to a cooler location. The advantage of steam is that heating is intense and immediate, killing both bugs and eggs on contact. The types of steamers used for bed bug treatment are like those used...

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Dust Mite Study

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Bugs | 0 comments

Dust Mite Study

Dust Mite Study House dust mite allergen exposure is a postulated risk factor for allergic sensitization, asthma development, and asthma morbidity; however, practical and effective methods to mitigate these allergens from low-income, urban home environments remain elusive. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of physical interventions to mitigate house dust mite allergens in this setting. Homes with high levels of house dust mite allergen (Der f 1 + Der p 1...

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