DIY Mold Test Kits and the Limitations of Settling Plates Discussed in New Online Video

The IAQ Video Network releases another educational production about important environmental, health & safety (EHS) issues.
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PHOENIX - Nov. 30, 2014 - PRLog -- Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses things people should know if they are considering using a DIY mold test kit that utilizes settling plates to test their home.

Settling plates are petri dishes set out over a period of time to help determine the presence of mold in a home or other type of building. The concept is that mold in the air will settle on the plates and begin to grow as the mold uses the agar in the petri dish as a food source.  People are instructed to leave the plate out for a specific amount of time and then put the lid back on and monitor for any mold growth over various time periods.  If mold is found to be growing, the consumer then has the option to send the sample to a laboratory to have it analyzed, usually for an additional fee.

“There are significant limitations to this type of testing, including the fact that some airborne mold is a natural part of the environment and can usually be found all around us,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network. “We hope this new video helps to shed some light this and other limitations of this test method.”

This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that work to protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, Clark Seif Clark, Zimmetry Environmental, Indoor Environmental Consultants, IndoorDoctor, Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, 2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference and Healthy Indoors magazine to name just a few.

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To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network sponsorship opportunities, custom videos or rebranding existing 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, industrial hygiene, 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 which produces educational, association and corporate videos.

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