Health officials probe case of deadly Legionnaires’ Disease at one of London’s most famous apartment blocks

Health officials are investigating a case of deadly Legionnaires’ Disease at one of London’s most notorious apartment blocks.

A resident of Dolphin Square has contracted the disease, according to Public Health England which said it was working with the management company to inform residents.

Officials said the resident who contracted the disease was “responding well” to treatment.

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Munchies in Norwich given low food hygiene rating | Norfolk and Suffolk Business News – Eastern Daily Press

Health inspectors criticised Munchies takeaway, in St Vendast Street, near Prince of Wales Road, after finding a number of issues with contamination risks, hand washing and temperature control of food stored in fridges.

Inspectors said the takeaway could not demonstrate effective heat disinfection of equipment and utensils for handling both raw and ready-to-eat foods after finding “no hot water to the wash up sink in the prep room.”

Inspectors also said the staff will need training as they “were not washing their hands often enough” and had no appreciation of allergen risks.

They said there was a general risk of cross-contamination as there was no sanitiser available and no labelling on stored food.

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Mansfield ranks lowest for food hygiene in East Midlands, according to latest report – Mansfield and Ashfield Chad

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Mansfield has ranked the lowest for food hygiene in East Midlands, according to a report. The report by High Speed Training which looked into a quarter of a million food businesses across the UK found that Mansfield has the lowest rating for food hygiene in the East Midlands, with an overall average of 4.11.

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Industrial emissions to water decreased in Europe but current levels are still a challenge for European waters

Direct emissions released to water bodies from Europe’s large industrial sites have decreased in recent years for many pollutants. However, industrial pollution transferred through the sewer systems to urban waste water treatment plants (UWWTPs) has slightly increased, putting pressure on the waste water treatment infrastructure. While EU legislation tracks emissions from large industries, the extent of emissions from many small facilities remain largely unknown at European level. These are the key findings of a new European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis on data reported to the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) and under EU legislation on water.

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Industrial emissions to water decreased in Europe but current levels are still a challenge for European waters

Direct emissions released to water bodies from Europe’s large industrial sites have decreased in recent years for many pollutants. However, industrial pollution transferred through the sewer systems to urban waste water treatment plants (UWWTPs) has slightly increased, putting pressure on the waste water treatment infrastructure. While EU legislation tracks emissions from large industries, the extent of emissions from many small facilities remain largely unknown at European level. These are the key findings of a new European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis on data reported to the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) and under EU legislation on water.

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Tesla Workers Took Three Times As Many Sick Days In 2018: Report | The Daily Caller

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Workers at Tesla’s only electric car factory in California took about three times as many sick days in 2018 than in the year before, Bloomberg reports.

When the increase in the size of the workforce is accounted for, the average time each employee spent off the job doubled in 2018. In total, employees spent 22,454 days off work on sick leave in 2018 versus just 7,619 days in 2017, according to a company report viewed by Bloomberg.

The rate of injuries per hour worked stayed roughly the same, suggesting that each injury sustained in 2018 might have been more severe on average than those that happened in 2017, according to former Occupational Safety and Health Administration chief of staff Deborah Berkowitz.

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