Vermiculite is a type of mineral that has been a commercial commodity throughout the world for well over 50 years. When heated to a high temperature, flakes of vermiculite expand as much as 8-30 times their original size. The expanded vermiculite is a light-weight, fire-resistant, and odorless material and has been used in numerous products, including insulation for attics and walls.
“A mine in Montana was the source for over 70 percent of all vermiculite sold in the United States from 1919 to 1990,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “Unfortunately, there was also a deposit of asbestos at that mine, so the vermiculite was contaminated with asbestos. Vermiculite from this mine was used in the majority of vermiculite insulation in the United States. We hope this video helps to shed some light on vermiculite insulation and potential asbestos exposure concerns if the insulation is disturbed.”
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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, Mold Solutions, Clark Seif Clark, MBM Insurance Resource Center, Healthy Indoors magazine and BioCure Environmental to name a few.
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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 industry's leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the driving force behind the IAQ Video Network.