Carbon Black Exposure Risks Discussed in New Online Video

The IAQ Video Network releases another educational video about industrial hygiene, indoor air quality (IAQ), pathogens or toxins.
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Oct. 28, 2012 - 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 carbon black and workers who may be exposed to this material.

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.”

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: 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 or, email 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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