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Pet Birds, Indoor Air Quality and Pet Owners’ Health Discussed in New Online Video


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The IAQ Video Network releases another educational production about important environmental, health & safety (EHS) issues.

Phoenix, AZ, February 22nd, 2015 -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how pet birds can impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a home and the health of pet owners in rare circumstances.  


According to some estimates, there are over 20 million pet birds residing in almost 7 million households in the United States.  These pets bring joy and happiness to their owners, but they can also impact the indoor air quality of a home and on rare occasions may cause human illnesses.


“In addition to potential odors issues, perhaps one of the most common concerns associated with pet birds is their ability to trigger allergies in some people,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network.  “Pet owners can also be exposed to pathogens from their birds through inhalation, ingestion or through cuts and abrasions on their skin.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists the following four diseases associated with pet birds, although they may not occur frequently in the U.S.: Cryptococcosis, Histoplasmosis, Mycobacterium avium Complex and Parrot Fever.  We hope this new video helps to shed some light on pathogens and indoor air quality issues some pet owners may encounter.”


This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that work to protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, Clark Seif Clark, Zimmetry Environmental, Indoor Environmental Consultants, Hudson Douglas Public Adjusters, Healthy Indoors Magazine, Maine Indoor Air Quality Council and the 2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference to name just a few.


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About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network

Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing firm that specializes in the environmental, industrial hygiene, 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 driving force behind the IAQ Video Network which produces educational, association and corporate videos.

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