A mycotoxin is a toxic secondary metabolite produced by some fungi, also commonly referred to as mold. Some molds can produce several mycotoxins, and other molds produce mycotoxins only under certain environmental conditions. Mycotoxins may cling to the surface of mold spores and others may be found within the spores.
More than 200 mycotoxins have been identified from common molds, and many more are probably yet to be discovered. Some of the molds that are known to produce mycotoxins are commonly found in moisture-damaged buildings such as Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys atra.
“Exposure pathways for mycotoxins can include inhalation, ingestion, or direct skin contact,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Although some mycotoxins are well known to affect humans and have been shown to be responsible for human health effects, for many mycotoxins, more research is needed. We hope this video helps to educate people about potential risks associated with exposure mycotoxins and mold.”
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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.
To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.IAQTV.com or http://www.cochraneassoc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602)510-3179.
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.