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  • Funds raised for resident suffering from mold exposure

    Over the last several weeks regional and national media outlets have reported on a woman’s battle with a perplexing illness. Ordinary household odors were making the young woman sick and even caused her to be hospitalized in the past. Her condition deteriorated to the point that she began living in a tent in her parent’s backyard.On September 29th area residents gathered at the American Legion ...


  • New Jersey mold testing laboratory helps area residents

    Just the other week the Fox News channel in Philadelphia reported on a South Jersey woman’s battle with a perplexing illness. Ordinary household odors were making the young woman sick and even caused her to be hospitalized in the past. Her condition deteriorated to the point that she began living in a tent in her parent’s backyard.After years of searching for the cause of her illness a doctor in ...


  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • All Three Grand Cayman Fire Stations Battle Mold Issues and IAQ Concerns

    Recently, the Cayman Compass published an article about challenges and health concerns at all three fire stations on Grand Cayman. According to the report, the Chief Fire Officer has informed the Legislative Assembly’s Finance Committee that mold is an issue inside of all of the fire stations on the island. A high number of sick days have been reported among the fire crews which ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • IAQ Experts Caution Residents of Puerto Rico about the Limitations of Some DIY Mold Test Kits

    Mold growing in homes, schools and businesses can be a problem across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  Its presence can cause allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), infections and trigger asthma in some people.   Some people who may suspect they have a mold problem in their indoor environment may be tempted to purchase a do it yourself (DIY) ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asthma Rates Increasing across the Mid-Atlantic Region

    Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that an additional 4.3 million people were diagnosed with asthma between 2001 and 2009.  These new figures bring the total number of asthma suffers in the United States to approximately 1 in 12 or 25 million people.   "Despite the fact that outdoor air quality has improved, we've reduced two common asthma triggers - ...

  • Texas Indoor Air Quality Professionals Identify Legionella Risks

    In December, multiple media outlets reported on the tragic case of a Texas newborn who developed Legionnaires’ disease and passed away early last year.  The infant was born during a water birth that some health experts believe may have exposed the child to the bacteria that causes the disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Each ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

    According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, approximately 5.4% of residents in Texas had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a healthcare professional.  That equates to over 1.3 million residents of the state that are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • CBS Affiliate Utilizes the IAQ Video Network’s Legionella Video

    This week, WRBL, a CBS affiliate from Georgia, reported about the death of a man caused by Legionnaires’ disease.  Army officials from the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, are conducting tests following the man’s death.  In their latest news report from last night, WRBL used parts of an online educational video produced by the IAQ Video Network during the evening ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Consultants Support the Efforts of Asthma Awareness Month throughout Texas

    May is Asthma Awareness Month and a reminder that approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from the disease.  In Texas alone, more than 2 million people have been diagnosed with asthma.    The Texas Department of State Health Services reports that 1 in every 11 children has asthma and it causes 3 in 5 people living with the disease ...

  • Texas Environmental Professionals Help to Prevent Occupational Asthma with Air Testing and Monitoring

    More than 2 million Texans have been diagnosed with asthma. A significant number of these people are in the workforce and suffer from occupational asthma.  Also referred to as work-related asthma, occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  Nationwide, OSHA estimates that 11 million workers in a wide range of industries ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asthma Awareness Month Reminds Puerto Ricans to Avoid Known Asthma Triggers

    May is Asthma Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this chronic disease that can sometimes be life-threatening.  Asthma is a serious condition and has a major impact on the lives of many people who live in Puerto Rico. Some reports have indicated that up to 19% of the islands’ population has been diagnosed with asthma at some point in time.  In fact, according ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico’s Air Quality Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants to Help those Suffering from COPD

    In Puerto Rico, over 3% of the population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD. That amounts to close to 110,000 residents who are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems.   COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and in some cases asthma.  The National Heart, Lung ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • How Indoor Allergens & Pollutants May Impact those with COPD Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, may be impacted by exposure to indoor allergens and pollutants.   The National Heart, Lung and Blood ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Shigella & Shigellosis Discussed in New Online Video

    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 Shigella and risks from contaminated environments and food products.   Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Public Outreach Video Exposes Legionnaires’ Disease

    The IAQ Video Network produces another public outreach video to educate families about environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.   Today the IAQ Video network released the 9th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past six ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Carbon Monoxide Exposure Risks Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses carbon monoxide and its effect on humans.   According to the CDC, each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School

    Last month, a school district in San Antonio sent home a letter to parents informing them of multiple cases of a bacterial infection at one of the district’s elementary schools.  Parents were encouraged to keep sick children at home and the school reportedly took extra precautions to clean and sanitize classrooms and the school building.   The ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ways a Home’s Ventilation Could Cause Indoor Air Quality Issues

    Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors so the indoor air quality (IAQ) in their homes is a critical component of a healthy life.  At times, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort issues, particularly when there is too little outdoor air entering a building. These pollutants may include mold, bacteria, tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sick Buildings at Home, Work or School Can Lead to Sick People

    Winter is flu season across Northern Hemisphere, but people can also become sick when exposed to an unhealthy indoor environment.  Sick building syndrome, also referred to as SBS, is a term used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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