Legionella Bacterial Contamination Solved with AgriHit Organic Solution

The Acronym HVAC has various meanings in different countries so I want to make clear in which context HVAC it is used in this Article:


It stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition and therefore is referring to these technologies whenever it is mentioned in this Article.


Talking about each particular of these Technologies, all of them are positively connoted as they add comfort to the daily life.


Smaller private household units usually are manufactured as sealed systems that either work or otherwise get exchanged in case of malfunctions or breakdowns.


This looks differently when heating systems, ventilators, or air-conditioners are installed as large units in Public Buildings, Manufacturing Plants or Hotels and similar housing structures.


The American Legion Convention Incident.


In July 1976 the American Legion held its annual convention to celebrate The US. Bicentennial in Philadelphia, PA where the founding Fathers signed the Declaration Of Independence exactly 200 years before.


When more than 200 of the attendees in the Bellevue – Stafford Hotel got sickened and 34 killed by a then mysterious lung disease, public reaction grew into the dimension of a National catastrophe. As the more than 10 percent of all the Legionnaires attending the conference got affected.


What happened that struck former warriors, who survived risky assignments in WW I and WW II, who fought in Europe and the Pacific, in the war theaters of Korea and Vietnam only to lose their lives at a peaceful city that stood for all the ideals they defended in their missions?


For sure, individual people died before of similar symptoms but causes obviously were misdiagnosed.


However, the sheer amounts of nearly a quarter of a thousand people with different health histories coming from all corners of the country all of a sudden got hit by the outbreak of the same mysterious disease.


The positive standing, the Members of the American Legion earned throughout the Nation supported surely the rush of the combined efforts to find the cause.


At the beginning of the search, the only common denominator of all these people was the fact that they convened more or less accidentally at the Bellevue-Stafford Hotel at the same time and breathed the same air.


Health- as well as criminal agencies like NIH and FBA, turned the Hotel upside down in the next half year to find the source of the evil. Various possibilities as far as a terrorist act have been pondered. (Only imagine the hysteria which would have come up after 9/11).


It took until January 1977 researchers found the causative agent, a previously unknown bacterium. They named it subsequently Legionella.


Seldom was the hunt for a living organism opened with so many people and resources.


The bacteria were found in aerosols spread throughout the interconnected air-condition system. The AC system at the Stafford must have worked day in and day out to cope with the damp summer temperatures at the Atlantic coast and the warmth produced by 2000 People. It was analyzed that the Central air-condition did not stop a single minute throughout the conference hours, so tons of aerosols containing the deadly bacterium where pushed all over the hotel spaces.


As usual when an enemy is located, all relevant institutions will hunt it without mercy.


In the next years the strictest regulations were established to kill the smallest fragment of the potential cause. No chemical agent was destructive enough as cleaning and repair devices.


Maintenance personnel were trained to handle aggressive and skin irritant chemicals, inhaling hazardous vapors of chlorine and toxic alcohols to make sure no danger is coming anymore from all HVAC systems throughout the country.


As so often it was a shooting with cannons at sparrows.


The Opera Hotel case Last year in NYC

Last year another outbreak of Legionella in the Air-condition at the Opera House hotel in NYC brought the attention back to the permanent problem of Air conditioners. Twelve visitors of this large Hotel died and more than 120 all residents and employees showed symptoms of severe lung infections.


However, all these cases always come up to the public attention if people stay long enough at the same place where they were exposed to the bacteria. The outbreak and symptoms of Legionella show only after an incubation time from a few days up to two weeks.


The problem that infected persons have is that they may at the outbreak of the cause already be far away from the location of the pollution.


The symptoms are flu-like, with more or less high temperatures. Infected persons show chills, dry cough and like we all do, they try with over the counter available medicines first, before they see a doctor. Nevertheless, even these medical professionals, faced with a singular sick person might start the wrong treatment. Two weeks of incubation are in these busy days a long time and people just do not anymore remember exactly what they did or where they stayed two weeks ago.


Another malice of Legionella infections is the fact that these bacteria love a climate where water is warmed up sprays its pathogenic material into the environment.


It is discussed by health authorities that there is an over average of cases which are unreported. Just by the fact that there are only a few persons involved at a time.


They are unreported not out of bad intention, just because they happen in too many particular cases. Even the air-condition systems in family homes might have caused many death over the existence of Air Conditioners.


And after they are detected like in Philadelphia in 1976 or in NYC last year who is the culprit?


The manufacturer of the AC System? They will claim, and they are right, that they installed a Legionella free hardware. In addition, they have in presales periods not so much interest to overcomplicate issues which might bring a potential sales in danger.


The installation firm? Did they instruct the purchaser well enough? They usually let the customer sign an installment protocol that contains a few lines about microbial hazard.


The client? The attention span is only short and if the installer can prove that, the system is delivering the desired cooling throughout the place, maintenance issues become secondary.


There is no doubt that a service contract with an experienced service firm, which has qualified and engaged maintenance technicians is the best way to handle the Microbial hazard of HVAC systems.


Legal issues are excluded both for the companies in the presales and installation of the system.


The client like the owner of the buildings where people convene like in Hotels or recreation homes or homes for the elderly will always be the first ones to handle all the inconveniences with incidences even in smaller forms like in Philadelphia in 1976 or in New York last year. He might be the first one charged for damages.


Service firms up to the point might be deterred to address the approach of microbial decontamination with the necessary care. It has several handling problems just due to the materials used to prevent or clean such forms or an invisible enemy.


Chlorine, bromine, sulfur dioxide. benzoates, aldehydes or nitrites sounding to the untrained citizen like deriving from the cabinets of a Mad Chemist. Definitely they do not sound easy to be carried around in highly populated areas in a maintenance vehicle and the service technicians are often unaware and trained about handling strong acting chemicals.


But there are good news: The magic word today is Nano Solutions.


Nano is already widely understood as Small, Minuscule, and safe.


The fact is that Nano-Bactericides are now on the market. They have found already wide use as replacements for chlorines, quants and other cheap disinfectants.


To mention only the use in Food processing, Rinsing of machinery and equipment in this industry are some key words.


Farmers use Nano disinfectant product in food and vegetable processing and even to protect their animals.


The transportation industry disinfects with Nano products Tanks, Storage containers and their vehicles.


What does make these products so much favored by key industries?


It derives from modified bioflavonoids, All products involved are naturally organic and none of them is toxic.


Its spectrum of microbial activity involves the destruction of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria; it destructs virus as well as mold, fungi and yeasts.


It is non Mutagenic, a concern coming up now with many chemicals being accused to change genetic codes. It is non-carcinogenic non corrosive, non-tainting and not volatile.


Its action is simple: it attacks the cell walls of the above mentioned microorganisms.


HVAC maintenance technicians were asked if they had such a product available with the features mentioned above immediately conceded to build it in to their maintenance procedures.


Extensive handling protocols for the HVAC components are already available.


Their major concerns having to deal with aggressive chemicals did not inspire The HVAC Service industry to use these as often as requested and necessary.


A Nano Product with the features mentioned above would allow them a better service for their clients. And not to forget for themselves.


See www.agrihit.com to find more out about a product which can safely carry your maintenance efforts into the immediate future. Be the first in between your competitors who is offering its clients a secure and safe method serving their in-house HVAC components.


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Represent Your State Wherever You Go

Your state is an essential part of who you are. Whether it is the state you were born in, grew up in or reside in now this is an essential part of what makes you, you.

Now showing respect for your state of choice can be difficult. Do you get a tattoo of the official bird across your chest? Maybe that is too strong. Perhaps you could turn the state flag into a shirt and wear it! That is a bit lame.

The newfound obsession for showing your state love is through jewelry. Over at Get Name Necklace we have dedicated ourselves to representing each individual state with a personalized necklace! State shaped necklaces are all the rage right now and quite a necessary accessory to help everyone understand just how much you love your home.

Types of Necklaces


Whether you are looking to represent your own state or another you should take up the offer to wear it proudly around your neck! While the necklace is the jeers of choice it does come in multiple styles. The state love necklaces are becoming a very popular option to show your true feelings through the necklace. The necklace is a cut out shape of your personal state and includes a heart cut out within it to show your love!

The classiest option is the gold state necklaces. This variant shows that you are willing to drop a pretty penny to show respect for your home. Go out in style and prove that you love your state the most!

State shaped necklaces are the most popular option. These cut outs are simply the state of your choosing and nothing more. This bold statement is easily identifiable and honestly the most prominent showing for your state pride. Custom state necklaces are the way to go and the options are extremely varied!

Gifting and Giving


These state pride necklaces make for fantastic gifts! Whether or not you agree with your friend that their state is as great as yours you can settle the grievance over a gesture. The gift of giving custom state necklaces is enough to diffuse any situation! There are so many different types of necklaces that you are guaranteed to find a size and style to match anyone’s needs!

Another more clever option is to give this as a gift for a wedding anniversary! Perhaps you met your one and only in a different state than you currently reside. Wrapping a small carbon copy necklace of the state where you met is a simple yet grandiose gesture that anyone is sure to love a appreciate. The possibilities are endless and the variants are as well!

State Necklaces make great gifts for loved ones, friends and to yourself! Show your love and represent your home. Not everyone knows where you hail from just by liking at you. Make sure they never forget by visiting Get Name Necklace and picking up your custom state necklace today!











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  1. ミュンヘン・レジデンツ13の部屋と10の中庭からなる国内最大の宮殿。政府やバイエルン国王の公邸として使われていました。祝祭のコンサートが楽しめます。
  2. 国立エジプト美術博物館– この博物館はバイエルン州の歴史的なエジプト美術のコレクションが収められています。
  3. シャックギャラリー– 古代遺跡のプライベートコレクションが収蔵されています。
  4. 旧市庁舎 – ミュンヘンの中でも重要な場所で、大ホールではヨーゼフ・ゲッベルスが 1938年11月9日に水晶の夜の前ぶれとして知られる演説を行いました。
  5. マキシミリアネウム– この宮殿は1874につくられ、バイリッシャー州議会の本拠地となっています。
  6. ニンフェンブルク宮殿アゴスティーノ・バレルにより設計されたバロック宮殿でバイエルン国王が避暑地として利用しました。
  7. レジデンツ – 以前堀を巡らした城であったこの建物は政府の拠点となりました。
  8. マリエン広場クリスマスマーケット– 世界的にも有名になったミュンヘン中心部にあるこの広場では11月27日から12月24日までクリスマスマーケットが開かれています。


Art Restoration – Restore an Oil Painting Santa Barbara, Ventura, Thousand Oaks Areas

Click to see short video of interesting projects and capabilities


Fine Art Conservation Laboratories specializes in the preservation and restoration of paintings on canvas and board, on murals and we do limited art conservation work with art on paper. For particular problems with your paintings, see the links at the end of this article…

Scott M. Haskins has been working professionally as a painting conservator since 1975. Having trained and worked in Italy for years, he returned to the US (Rocky Mountains) in 1979 to head up the art conservation laboratory at Brigham Young University. In 1984, he moved back to his native Southern California and settled in Santa Barbara, thankful to leave a very harsh winter!

Clients willingly associate with FACL, Inc. on a long distance basis, and so the lab provides professional painting conservation services over a wide geographical region. Click here for Testimonials.

Three art restorers work together as a team to ensure good problem solving, quality control and a good turn around schedule. All professional art conservators are members of the American Institute for Art Conservation and embrace the professional Standards of Practice and ethics guidelines. Together with Scott M. Haskins…

Virginia Panizzon has been working at FACL since she was 8 years old (she is Scott’s 38 year old daughter). In addition to the apprenticeship process she has gone through, she worked in Italy for 2 years on a professional art conservation exchange and has taken advanced professional training courses in structural work on paintings and for advanced inpainting techniques.


Oriana Montemurro is an Italian trained art conservator from Turin, Italy who has worked with FACL since 2002.




This painting by William Wendt was cleaned, cracks reduced and newly varnished for Bonhams Auction House and then sold for $1.4 million


Links of interest:

Click on this link to see a short video lab tour:



Cleaning an oil painting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DSzHcEBZ40

Rip repair on oil painting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Jxozdtl0w

Water Damaged Art – Mold (by our client in Las Vegas):


Smoke damaged art: http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/in-lab/hopeless-smoke-damaged-paintings-given-new-life-3-valuable-tips/

Video testimonials of paintings and mural restoration:


Written testimonials: http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/testimonials/

Expert witness on art related matters:


More legal testimony on art related matters:


Teamwork at FACL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIkMMWRy58k


Badly damaged in a fire, this 1880’s French Old Master painting

was resurrected and returned to fine condition for a Chinese client in Shanghai.



Do you appraise art? It is unethical for a professional art conservation business to make statements of value of artwork because of the many ways there can be a conflict of interest. Stating the value of an item so that the favorable decision will be made to undertake the conservation costs is considered unethical. In fact it is common all over the world for dealers and art restorers to low-ball the value of an item brought in for restoration in order to buy it. Then they fix it up and resell it to the disadvantage of the previous owner: quite a racquet. We refer all interested people in appraisals to an independent certified appraiser with whom we collaborate to affirm condition and authenticity details and aid in the appraisal process and research.


Can you authenticate a painting? We are well known for our “entry level” analytical tests that we perform. These tests include inspection with a stereo binocular microscope, pigment analysis with a polarizing microscope, use of ultraviolet visible fluorescence, use of an infrared reflectometer, use of x-radiography. We identify fake signatures often, identify improper restorations, and many other such problems. But we do not affirm the authorship of artwork. This type of work is done involving scholarship and research. Also, more sophisticated analysis is not done in our lab. We charge $200 per hour for in lab work PLUS additional fees for equipment usage.


How much does it cost to clean a painting? Because paintings are made with different techniques, many artist’s experimented, age makes a difference, previous restorations complicate issues… cleaning is not a per square inch type of estimating process. We routinely clean a 24″ x 30″ painting for about $300.00 but we have charged as much as $10,000 for a very complicated project. We had the 40 Missions of California by Henry Chapman Ford (painted between 1874 – 1886) in our lab and every one was cleaned differently. A small test is needed to help determine the time required and the potential benefits from cleaning. We do not charge for these types of tests.

Contact info

Scott M. Haskins, Head of Conservation

805 564 3438 faclartdoc@gmail.com


If you would like to know more about what you can do to protect and preserve your original family history items, collectibles and memorabilia click on this link for a free copy of Scott M. Haskins book Save Your Stuff – Collection Care Tips, 210 pages with 35 embedded how-to videos.

CLICK HERE  for our YouTube channel – Subscribe!  See quick

video on Discovering Hidden Signatures on Paintings!


An Interesting Case Report at Ruby Hall Clinic, Wanowrie.

A 24-year-old female presented with Chronic Pain in her abdomen since the last 3 days. She was admitted at a nursing home for the same and a CT scan was done to evaluate her condition in details. The CT scan showed Acute Intestinal Obstruction with a serious condition known as a Volvulus, which is the rotation of the intestines around a point, which leads to gangrene of the intestines, if not treated urgently.

The patient was immediately shifted to RHC Wanowrie wherein an emergency surgery was planned for her.

Dr. Pradeep Sharma and Dr Harshvardhan C were the surgeons for the case and an Exploratory Laparotomy, which is the opening of the abdominal cavity, was done.

On Laparotomy, it was seen that the terminal ileum, which is a part of the small intestine, was Gangrenous, and had to be surgically removed. A Vitello-Intestinal band was seen, which is an embryological remnant that usually obliterates by itself. It was this band, which caused the Volvulus along with a Meckel’s Diverticulum, which is an out pouching of the small intestine. The continuity of the bowel was maintained by rejoining the small intestine to the large intestine using staplers. An Appendicectomy was also done, due to Malrotation of the gut, to avoid any confusion in diagnosis if the patient presents with pain abdomen in the future.

A very interesting case, which is not routinely seen in practice and which was life saving for our young patient.

At the time of writing this article, the patient is doing well and has started taking liquid diet.


The above image shows the Gangrenous Bowel seen on opening the abdominal cavity.


The above image shows the final resected specimen with the gangrenous terminal ileum with the Meckel’s Diverticulum and the Vitello-intestinal band.

– Dr Harshvardhan Chaukulkar

For more details checkout also here:- Multispeciality hospital in Pune, Super speciality hospital in Pune, Wanowarie Ruby Hall Clinic












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