Most products made today do not contain asbestos. However, until the 1970s, many types of building products and insulation materials used in homes contained asbestos. Exposure to asbestos fibers is known to cause serious health hazards including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
“You cannot tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it with the naked eye,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Homeowners who suspect materials may contain asbestos should treat the material as such or have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. A professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released by someone taking samples who do not know what they are doing. We hope this video helps to educate people about exposure risks due to asbestos in their homes.”
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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, Mold Solutions, 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 email@example.com 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.