Most exposure to carbon black occurs when people breathe contaminated air. This type of exposure usually occurs in the workplace. However, outdoor air can sometimes contain traces due to its release by industries. These carbon black particles are often coated with other chemicals making them more hazardous than commercially produced pure carbon black. The particle coatings may include polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, also known as PAHs.
“When people are exposed to high levels of carbon black over many years, the particles may lodge deep in their lungs,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “If it stays in the lungs, the condition may lead to bronchitis and eventually to a chronic condition called obstructive pulmonary disease. We hope this video helps to educate people about exposure risks associated with carbon black.”
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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: American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Clark Seif Clark, IAQ Index, and Legends Environmental Insurance Services 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.