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  • September is mold awareness month

    In 2008, the governors of Georgia, Michigan and several other states proclaimed September 2008 to be Indoor Mold Awareness Month. Earlier this year the Nevada State Legislature also designated September 2009 as National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month. This special designation for September is meant to increase public awareness of how indoor molds can adversely affect human health. Since mold ...


  • The Perfect Mold

    The latest Sorbilite technology - the green highway to prosperity Through waste utilization technology and mold making, Sorbilite Technology has found a way to mold waste into profits. The man is a genius.  He has vision, ability and something that apply anywhere in the world using one simple concept-utilizing waste. The subject of this high praise is Hungarian born Andrew ...


    By Sorbilite, Inc.

  • May is Asthma Awareness Month

    Cochrane & Associates has dedicated its services to companies that work to help create healthy environments and clean indoor air quality (IAQ) to help fight asthma. May is Asthma Awareness Month when numerous organizations and government agencies help increase public awareness of asthma and its impact on our communities.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asthma ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asthma Awareness Month Resources

    Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for millions of Americans. Although there is no cure for asthma yet, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers. May is Asthma Awareness Month. This is part of EPA’s ongoing effort to increase public awareness of the asthma epidemic and ...

  • Rapid Detection of Pathogens and Mold in

    Society has become acutely aware that infection-causing pathogens can be found in food, drinking water and the surrounding environment. Properly testing for pathogens is a very effective approach for preventing these infections. In spring and summer, E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Clostridium botulinum and Shigella are the common food borne bacterial pathogens. Helicobacter pylori and Enterovirus ...


  • EPA Promotes Asthma Awareness Month

    May is Asthma Awareness Month and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic region is joining other public and private agencies across the United States in observing May 7th as World Asthma Day by raising awareness to this growing epidemic. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects approximately seven million children aged 0-17 in the U.S. The exact cause of asthma is unknown and ...

  • Hurricane Sandy Victims Told to be Aware of Fungal Pathogens

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the East Coast.  Now, many of the water damaged properties are being repaired and cleaned, but people are being warned of the hazards due to exposure to mold growth in many of these buildings.   Mold begins to grow in as short as 24 to 48 hours on many types of building materials and household furnishing once they become wet or in an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Atlanta Environmental Laboratory wants public to be aware

    As residents of Georgia begin to rebuild after devastating floods this month a local environmental laboratory is encouraging area residents to be cautious of using Chinese drywall when rebuilding their homes and businesses. Earlier this year there were frequent media reports of imported Chinese drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials across the country.EMSL Analytical, ...


  • Healthcare Facilities need to be Aware of Microbial Pathogens

    Countless people live productive and fulfilling lives with immune systems that are weakened due to inherited genetic defects, physical conditions, illnesses, past medical procedures or because of prescription drugs taken for various reasons.  These individuals need to be especially aware of common microbial pathogens that are often found all around us.   These pathogens may include ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EPA Announces Air Quality Awareness Week

    Cochrane & Associates has dedicated its services to companies that work to help create healthy environments and clean indoor air quality (IAQ). Just yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a news release about Air Quality Awareness Week.  The EPA release states the following: EPA, state and local air agencies across the country are marking Air Quality Awareness Week by ...

  • Mold Forces Family from their Dream Home

    Last month, WBOC 16 published a story about mold contamination forcing a family to move out of their Maryland home.  The report discussed how high levels of indoor mold resulted in the family having to leave their dream home and move into an apartment.   According to the family, the previous seller knew of the problems.  Before purchasing the home the family hired a home inspector ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...


  • Mold exposure results in social security disability benefits

    In a landmark case a woman has been granted disability benefits for mold-related injuries. The Social Security Administration judge in the case accepted expert medical testimony that linked physical and cognitive injuries to mold exposures. In February of 2007 the woman was temporarily sent to the U.S. Virgin Islands by her employer for a work assignment. The employer provided housing to the ...


  • Mold Removal Equipment and Protective Gear Offered by FastMoldRemoval.com

    MMR mold stain remover has gained notoriety as a mold stain cleaning agent that penetrates soiled areas almost instantly.  MMR leaves surfaces clean and free from mold stains. It has quickly become a favorite of mold remediation contractors and property owners across the nation.   In addition to manufacturing and distributing this leading mold stain removal product, Mold Solutions, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Could Mold in Your Home be Triggering Asthma Attacks?

    May is Asthma Awareness Month and last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published important information about asthma in America. According to the EPA, “The economic costs of asthma amounts to more than $56 billion per year from direct medical costs and indirect costs, such as missed school and work days.”   The staggering economic cost coincides with the fact ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Midwest Flood Victims Told to be on the Lookout for Mold

    Just last week, torrential rains inundated many parts of the Midwest. Extensive flooding has been reporting in many areas of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana.   In just Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn declared disaster areas in 44 counties and at least 6 rivers were at record levels. Many homes, businesses and schools in the impacted regions have experienced widespread flooding ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Discusses Health Effects due to Mold Exposure

    Repeated exposure to elevated levels of mold is recognized as potentially harmful to human health.  During the last decade, a great deal of media attention has focused on this fact that has helped to raise public awareness on the issue.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also recognized this fact and developed an online course regarding mold in indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Northern California Residents Cautioned to be Aware of Indoor Hazards Following Recent Earthquake

    On August 24th, the strongest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years caused widespread damage to properties and injured dozens of people.  The 6.0 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was a few miles southwest of Napa and it knocked out power for thousands of area residents.  The earthquake also caused gas leaks and a number of fires. As people survey ...


    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 ...

  • Flood Victims Told to be Aware of Potential Hazards Associated with Water Damage

    In late June, close to 65,000 residents of Calgary were allowed to begin returning to their homes and businesses. This followed torrential flooding that inundated many parts of the city and other regions of Alberta, Canada. Just as residents of Calgary were given the all clear to return, another 10,000 people down river were being evacuated from their homes. This is ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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