Exposure to Wood Dust Hazards Revealed in New Online Video
The IAQ Video Network produces another educational video about microbial pathogens, toxins and occupational health hazards.
Phoenix, AZ, June 27th, 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. The latest educational video discusses health hazards associated with wood dusts.
In 2009, wood dust was added to California's Proposition 65 list as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Many workers across the nation are exposed to wood dusts at sawmills, wood processing facilities and during construction and renovation activities.
Wood dust can be created when wood is cut, drilled, sanded, machined or processed. Wood dust becomes a potential health problem when wood particles become airborne.
“Breathing these particles may cause allergic respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, pulmonary function impairment, and even cancer,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “In addition to the health effects of wood dust, airborne dust can create the potential for a dust explosion. Significant accumulations of fine particles of wood dust can result in a fire hazard and explosion risk. We hope this video helps to educate people about potential risks associated with exposure to wood dusts.”
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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: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Clark Seif Clark, IAQ Index, Legends Environmental Insurance Services, Advanced Building Assessment and the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) 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.