Cronobacter and People’s Health Discussed in New Online Video

The IAQ Video Network releases another educational video about important environmental, health & safety (EH&S) issues.
PHOENIX - Nov. 17, 2013 - PRLog -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses Cronobacter and its impact on people’s health.

Cronobacter, formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii, is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria that exists in the environment and can survive in very dry conditions. The natural habitat for Cronobacter is not fully known. It has been found in a variety of dry foods, including powdered infant formula, skimmed milk powder, herbal teas and starches. It has also been found in wastewater.

Illnesses due to Cronobacter are rare, but they can be lethal for infants and serious among people with immunocompromising conditions and the elderly.  Although any person can get sick from the bacteria, babies, older people and people who are already sick seem to get it more often. Meningitis from Cronobacter almost always happens in babies less than 2 months old.

Cronobacter can cause problems in cuts, scrapes or places where people have had operations. Cronobacter can also get into people’s urinary tract. Older people and people whose bodies have trouble fighting germs because of a sickness they already have may also get Cronobacter in their blood.

“It's possible that there are additional sources of infection that we do not yet know about,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video.     “We hope this new video helps to shed some light on Cronobacter and ways to protect your health.”

This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help to protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, Mold Solutions, Clark Seif Clark, MBM Insurance Resource Center, Zimmetry Environmental and Healthy Indoors magazine to name a few.

To view this video please visit:

To examine over 260 past videos that have been viewed over 640,000 times about environmental, health & safety topics, please visit:

To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network sponsorship opportunities and customized videos, 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 driving force behind the IAQ Video Network.

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