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  • ISHM Educates Workers about Elevated Mold Levels and Health Risks

    The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) promotes the advancement of safety and health management for workers across the globe.  They achieve this goal by offering the prestigious Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification and the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) designation.   One area of concern for many safety and health management professionals ...

  • Moisture Testing Identifies Building Problems and Microbial Growth

    Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and asthma.  One of the common culprits that cause allergies and can trigger asthma attacks is mold.  Although mold is all around us and is a natural part of the environment, elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can cause health concerns.   Typically if an indoor environment is suffering from elevated mold levels it is due to ...

  • Asthma Cases Spike in Puerto Rico Following 2017 Hurricane Season

    Earlier this year, NBC News published the article, “Puerto Rico faces a spike in asthma cases following Hurricane Maria.” The investigative report specifically looked at the aftermath of the storm that left residents with “mold-producing wreckage across the island and forcing many to use fume-spewing generators for power.” One doctor, interviewed for the piece that treats ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Counts at Record Highs in Chicago

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for mold and other microbial contaminants to ensure building occupants have healthy air to breathe.   Last week’s mold count in Chicago was over 81,000 according to the Gottlieb Daily Allergy Count.  It was the highest of the season and of the past five years.  These ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asthma’s Link to Mold Discussed in Online Video

    Asthma affects up to 7% of the U.S. population and it has been reported that asthma causes 4,000 deaths each year in the United States and ¼ million worldwide.   Mold is a known asthma trigger for some people, so it is important for those individuals to live and work in an environment that has good indoor air quality (IAQ) and is free of elevated mold levels.   Due to this ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Expert Offers Advice to Orlando Residents Living with Mold

    Earlier this month, WFTV broadcast a report about residents of the Catalina Isles Condominiums in Orlando dealing with mold contamination issues in their homes.  This was the second time in as many years that the station highlighted problems faced by residents of the complex.   According to the report, when the issues first came to light two years ago the city found hundreds of code ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Workers in Puerto Rico Advised of Mold Exposure Symptoms in the Work Environment

    Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Puerto Rico and some of its neighboring islands that suffered widespread property damage have witnessed an increase in asthma rates and respiratory issues with residents. For many, this is likely due to an increased exposure to elevated mold levels and other airborne irritants in their homes and work environments.   For those who suspect that they ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold as an Allergen, Irritant, Asthma Trigger and Potential Fungal Pathogen Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses various health concerns associated with building occupant exposures to elevated levels of indoor mold. “While mold is a natural part of the environment and people are exposed to it on a daily basis, exposure to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Video about Mold and its Link to Asthma Just Released

    The IAQ Video Network produces the first in a series of public outreach videos to educate the public about indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Today the IAQ Video network released the first in a series of educational videos meant to educate the general public about indoor air quality issues.  The first video is entitled “Mold – A Known Asthma trigger” and is available for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The EPA’s List of 10 Things You Should Know about Mold Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses information the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thinks you should know about mold.   “In recent years, people have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Count Triples the Threshold Alert in Midwest

    According to NBC Chicago, an air quality alert has been issued in the Midwest after dangerous levels of mold were detected. Allergists in the area suggest that the high mold level could cause headaches, congestions, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and fatigue in individuals exposed to the air. Reports state that the mold count on Monday August 6th reached 125,000, nearly triple the threshold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Test Kit Identifies Fusarium and other Fungal Contaminants

    Earlier this year, USA Today published an article about the high incidence of Fusarium that was found in a research study that tested sink drains in homes, businesses and institutions.    The article discussed these findings as a possible source of Fusarium infections in people.   Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Allergies & Asthma Triggers Identified with IAQ Index

    Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and is one of the most common long-term diseases of children.  Adults can also suffer from asthma and the relentless wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing that it can bring during an attack.   When an asthma attack occurs the body’s airways become smaller as they swell.  Less air makes its way to the lungs and the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Bulk Container Manufacturer Unveils Sanitary Dispensing Container

    Material handling product manufacturer MODRoto, Madison, IN (MODRoto.com) has unveiled its Powder-Saver dry hopper container in a sanitary design. Rotationally molded from FDA/USDA-approved polyethylene and fitted with a stainless steel, dust-tight slide gate, the plastic, sanitary dispensing container ...


    By MODRoto

  • Indoor Mold Exposure Linked to Childhood Asthma

    Last year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published an article entitled, “Household Molds Linked to Childhood Asthma.”  The article discusses three species of mold that were more commonly found in homes of babies that would eventually develop asthma.   The article states, “More than 6 million children in the U.S. have asthma. Genes are known to play a role, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Does Your House Dust Contain Mold and Other Hidden Hazards?

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors.  Molds originate from the outdoors and are brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, shoes and clothing; and via HVAC systems that bring in outdoor air.   In homes with water damage or excessive humidity, any molds that have entered a building can actually begin to grow indoors and release ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Mid-Atlantic Schools Battle Mold and IAQ Concerns

    Last month, the York Daily News reported that the South Eastern School District in Pennsylvania was spending over $100,000 to remediate a mold problem at one of their middle schools.  Also last week, Maine’s Sun Journal published a story about a $1 million mold removal project at the Otisfield Community School.    Stories like these are a common occurrence at ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Is Mold in Schools Making Your Children Sick?

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for school districts across California to protect students and faculty. Pasadena, CA, November 16th, 2010 Last month the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Toxic schools: Could mold be the reason your child is sick?” The article highlighted the story of a six ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asthma Triggers from Mold in Indoor Environments can be Deadly

    A new study reported in Indoor Environment Connections’ August issue discusses Harvard researchers’ findings that some people with certain genes appear to be more likely to suffer asthmatic attacks in homes with high levels of mold.  A few years ago a study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, indicated that children’s asthma risk more than doubled ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Fusarium Infections & IAQ Issues Exposed 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.  The latest educational video discusses Fusarium.   Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in soils and can be a cause of indoor air quality problems in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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