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Ecolab Receives First EPA Approval for Biofilm Disinfection in Drains

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ST. PAUL, Minn., November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, is the first to receive EPA product approval for disinfection of biofilms[i] in wastewater drains for its Virasept™ product – an important part of a comprehensive environmental hygiene program designed to help effectively combat bacterial growth in hospitals.

Virasept (EPA Reg. No. 1677-226) is a patented, peracid mixture, ready-to-use cleaner, deodorizer and hospital disinfectant. 

Herding Health Data to Provide Clearer Medical Guidance

New health-related data is arriving almost daily. Making sense of it all is a huge challenge.

By Huei-Sin Ee

Get ready for a deluge of health data. The market for bedside monitors, remote health trackers, wearable medical apparatus and digital consumer devices is exploding. And that’s not even counting information collected from critical care instruments or paper questionnaires that most patients are still required to fill out prior to an appointment.

A Day in the Race Against COVID-19

HP microfluidics technology is helping speed up the search for effective treatments to combat the novel coronavirus.

By Sara Harrison

Tetra Tech's Dominick DeRobertis Discusses Emergency Conversion of an Outpatient Rehab Center to a Surge-Capacity Health Care Facility

Rethinking best practices for the design and operation of health care facilities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dominick DeRobertis joined Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group in 2000, becoming a senior vice president and director of health care in 2007. He has more than 25 years of experience in a wide variety of project types, including hospitals, educational facilities, museums, office buildings, hotels, residential buildings, tenant interiors, and retail.

New Study Shows 34% Reduction in Dengue, Zika Transmission With Innovative SC Johnson Spatial Repellent

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RACINE, Wis., October 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A spatial repellent product designed by SC Johnson could reduce dengue and Zika infections by an estimated 34%, according to new research released by the University of Notre Dame. The data, collected from a Peru-based study, represents the second clinical trial of a five-year global program to investigate the impact of spatial repellents in reducing mosquito-borne disease. The Peru clinical trial was led by the University of Notre Dame in cooperation with the University of California, Davis and U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Six.

A New Method for Early Breast Cancer Detection: Handheld RF Analyzers

By Sarah Gross | Product Marketing Engineer — FieldFox

Breast cancer, the most common cancer in women worldwide, is a disease that hits close to home for most. One doesn’t have to look hard to see its effects in communities around the globe. From 2008 to 2018, breast cancer incidence rates increased by more than 20% worldwide and mortality rates increased by 14%. While incidence rates are highest in developed regions, mortality is highest in less-developed countries that lack early detection and access to treatment.

How Workplace Benefits Might Reflect the New Reality of COVID-19

by Darla Mercado, CFP®

Employers may have started offering telemedicine in recent years to keep the cost of care down, and the pandemic has helped drive employees toward remote medical treatment.

Indeed, 43% of employers polled by Aflac say they now offer telemedicine to their workers, up from 29% last year. The insurer polled 1,200 benefits decision-makers from June 12 through June 30.

United Airlines Starts Customer COVID-19 Testing Program at San Francisco International Airport

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2020 /3BL Media/-- On October 15, customers traveling on United from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's COVID-19 pilot testing program, allowing customers who return a negative result to bypass the state's mandatory quarantine requirements and enjoy their time on the islands sooner.

Dow Awarded 2020 NSC Green Cross Safety Innovation Award

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MIDLAND, Mich., October 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced recently that it has been awarded the 2020 National Safety Council (NSC) Green Cross for Safety® Innovation Award.

Dow received the NSC Green Cross for Safety® Innovation Award during the 2020 Green Cross for Safety Awards virtual celebration on October 1 for its Aerial Lift Safety Project, for approaching a lasting challenge and developing a transformative response to the problem.

Tork® Site Safety Guide Shares Hygiene and Safety Recommendations for Manufacturers

Hygiene and health company Essity has developed the Tork Site Safety Guide for Manufacturing to share best practices
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