Preparedness Needs to Mitigate Inevitable Global Disease Out...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD A new report on the inevitable risk of massive disease outbreaks from environmentally transmitted microbes is a reminder of the need to predict, plan and prepare for the future. […]
Upcoming Adjustment to Lead Reduction Requirement under NSF/...
By Rick Andrew Lead in drinking water continues to be a major concern for the general public, especially those served by public water supplies with aging infrastructure. There are several ongoing initiatives to investigate potential […]
Former RainSoft President Proud to Be a ‘Culligan Man’
By Donna Kreutz Robert ‘Bob’ Ruhstorfer started in the water treatment industry as an installer’s helper and delivering salt in the family business in Marlette, MI. He steadily worked his way up through every type […]
Niches You Might Be Missing
By David H. Martin It’s a new year and the beginning of a new decade. Don’t look back! Look around you. You might be overlooking a market niche that could offer an important new opportunity […]
How Do I Know If My Water Is Safe? Interpreting Data Resourc...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Recent events and media headlines seem to indicate that tap water quality in the United States is worsening. Reports of widespread lead contamination, Legionella outbreaks and emerging contaminants such […]
LED UV Systems and NSF/ANSI 55 Update
By Rick Andrew In May, this column discussed the fact that historically, NSF/ANSI 55 was limited in scope to POU and POE UV systems using low-pressure mercury UV sources. It described progress regarding updating that […]
‘Tis the Season
By Greg Reyneke, MWS The arrival of winter brings another year to a close (they seem to fly by faster as we get older). It is a time to slow down, appreciate family and friends, […]
Newark Makes Peace with POU after Crisis of Confidence Fades
By David H. Martin Four years ago, when faced with a crisis in spiking lead contamination levels in Flint, MI’s community drinking water, panicked citizens looked to free bottled water as the only immediate solution. […]
The Uncertain Risk of Pyrethrin Exposures
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Although commonly distinguished as natural pesticides, pyrethrins (and their synthetic cousins, pyrethroids) have been associated with acute poisonings. Their use is common in the US and recent pesticide-related deaths […]
Testing Mechanical Water Filtration Systems for Microbial Re...
By Rick Andrew Healthcare facilities have increased focus on infection prevention in recent years. Many of their patients are immunocompromised and therefore more susceptible to infection, so this increased focus can have a significant impact […]