Fusarium Infections & IAQ Issues Exposed in New Online Video

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Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

The IAQ Video Network produces another educational video about indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants and potential health threats.

Phoenix, AZ, May 21st, 2012 -- 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.  The latest educational video discusses Fusarium.

 

Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in soils and can be a cause of indoor air quality problems in properties with elevated mold levels.  Most species of Fusarium are harmless, but others can cause costly plant damage, spoil cereal crops through the production of mycotoxins (fumonisins and trichothecenes), and cause opportunistic infections in humans.

 

Mycotoxins produced by some species of Fusarium have even been researched as potential biological weapons in the past.  In homes that have suffered water damage or elevated humidity resulting in mold growth, Fusarium is sometimes found in surface and air samples. 

 

“Some species of Fusarium can cause a host of opportunistic infections in humans,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video.  “In 2011, USA Today published an article about the high incidence of Fusarium that was found in a research study that tested sink drains in homes, businesses and institutions.    This was discussed as a possible source of Fusarium infections. We hope this video helps to educate people about Fusarium and ways they can protect their health from this opportunistic fungal pathogen.”

 

To view this video please visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwxKVuakTo

 

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, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Mycometer, IAQ Index, Legends Environmental Insurance Services and the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) to name a few.

 

To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network advertising sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.IAQTV.com or http://www.cochraneassoc.com, email info@cochraneassoc.com 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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