Phoenix, AZ, December 16th, 2012 -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health. Their latest educational video discusses Alternaria, a fungus often associated with water damaged buildings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The most common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria.” Alternaria is also a known allergen and may trigger asthma attacks in susceptible individuals. People with weakened immune systems, such as those suffering from AIDs, are also susceptible to opportunistic infections caused by Alternaria. These infections may manifest themselves as cutaneous and subcutaneous infections. Others infections may appear on the eyes, sinuses, or the nails.
“Properties that have suffered water damage, or elevated humidity levels, that have resulted in mold contamination may find Alternaria as one of the types of mold growing in the property,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “We hope this video helps to educate people about mold in indoor environments and how they can protect their health.”
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This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Clark Seif Clark, IAQ Index, Mold Solutions, and Legends Environmental Insurance Services to name a few.
About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.