Fungi, commonly referred to as mold, are part of the natural environment and play an important role in nature by breaking down and digesting organic material. Mold is not usually a problem indoors, unless it has been introduced to a wet area in a home or into an indoor environment with high humidity levels. When this occurs it can begin to rapidly grow and multiply.
“As mold grows it digests the materials it is growing on,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Mold can cause cosmetic damage, such as stains, but unchecked mold growth can damage buildings and furnishings. Mold can rot wood, damage drywall, and eventually cause structural damage to buildings. The potential human health effects of mold are a major concern. They can include allergies, infections, triggering asthma and even issues related to toxic byproducts, known as mycotoxins. We hope this short video helps to shed some light on this important issue.”
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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: Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, Clark Seif Clark, 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 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 driving force behind the IAQ Video Network.