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What you need to know about COVID-19 and disinfection

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the spotlight on how we clean and disinfect our environment. Special consideration is often made for objects deemed to be ‘high touch’ surfaces – this includes doorknobs, handrails, and various other items that we interact within our daily lives. As we return to shared spaces, there will be an increased need to… Read More

LuminUltra and Source Molecular Launch Strategic Partnership to Increase Environmental Testing for SARS-COV-2 In North America

Until a COVID-19 Vaccine is Available, Widespread Environmental Testing for SARS-CoV-2, Coupled with Effective Disinfection Regimen, Shortens Path to Preserving Public Confidence and Enabling Facilities to Remain Open Amidst Periodic Flare-Ups New Brunswick, Canada – LuminUltra, the Canadian biotechnology leader and developer of the GeneCount qPCR system, and Florida-based Source Molecular, a leader in pathogen… Read More

Environmental monitoring for the fight against COVID-19

While much of the COVID-19 response to date has been focused on human-to-human transmission of the virus, largely unaddressed to date are the ongoing risks of environmental transmission and the role of environmental monitoring to understand the health of both facilities and people.    What is environmental monitoring? Many will be familiar now with the human testing protocol employed by most countries around… Read More

Validating disinfection for SARS-CoV-2 in a senior living facility

Note from the Author: This white paper resulted from a collaboration between LuminUltra, IWC Environmental Solutions, and Source Molecular.    SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is highly contagious and has been shown to remain viable on surfaces for several days after exposure depending on the surface material.     This is particularly alarming as the asymptomatic infection… Read More

Tips to Reducing Water Consumption

The importance of conserving water Water is essential to human life. Every person on the planet, no matter the region, requires the same basic daily amount for survival. That amount can vary slightly based on environmental factors as well as the size and condition of the individual but generally, it’s around two litres, or around… Read More

Harness the Power of One Bacterium to Remove PFAS from the Environment

What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of synthetic organic molecules, which are not naturally occurring in nature. Due to the strong carbon-fluorine bond present in these molecules, they are especially long-lived once released into the environment and are resistant to regular chemical remediation methods. These compounds have been commercially produced… Read More

World Water Day, 2020

A Long-Standing Tradition Since 1993, the United Nations has used World Water Day to highlight its water conservation and management work and focus the world’s attention on water issues. This year, the day is being marked on March 22. Every year, UN-Water (the United Nations water agency), chooses a specific idea to help draw attention… Read More

Keeping Polar Regions Ecologically Safe

This article was written in partnership with Seaborne Communications.   Ballast Water Management in the Arctic With a growing trend in expedition-type cruising and an increase in commercial shipping traffic navigating the Northern Sea Route and to a lesser extent the Northwest Passage, the need for the regular and accurate monitoring of a passenger vessel’s… Read More

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