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Landfill Odors - a Nuisance or Possible Health Threat Discussed in New Online Video

The IAQ Video Network releases another educational video about indoor air quality (IAQ), toxins, pathogens or environmental issues.

Jan. 27, 2013 - PRLog -- 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.  Their latest educational video discusses landfill odors and if they are a nuisance or a possible health threat in some circumstances.

Landfill gases are formed when buried wastes decompose due to microorganisms or volatizes as the waste changes from a liquid or solid to a vapor. These microbial and chemical processes create gases that can often be detected in areas surrounding a landfill.  

“Most of the time these odors are unlikely to pose any serious health hazards and are often considered a nuisance, but certain gases in high enough concentrations could pose a health concern under certain circumstances,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video.  “Landfill gases at high concentrations may cause people to experience eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and nose and throat irritation. People with existing respiratory issues may be especially sensitive to these effects.  If high concentrations of landfill gases enter a building under certain extreme circumstances they may also present an explosion or even an asphyxiation hazard.  We hope this video helps to educate people about landfill odors and gases.”

To view this video please visit:

To view past videos about environmental, microbial and infectious issues, please visit:

This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health.  Sponsors include: Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, 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 info@cochraneassoc.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.

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