Upcoming Webinar: Asthma 101

At HNST, we recognize that one of our customers top concerns is the health and safety of their families. That is why we strive to alert our readers about the possible health issues associated with mold exposure as well as from improper indoor air quality. Over the past few years, we’ve highlighted Asthma in our …

Mold and Asthma

The association of Mold and Asthma has been an ongoing topic of research in the medical community. Attempts to study the relationship specifically with children with asthma and their exposure to mold has been difficult as only a few studies actually use in home inspection in their studies. In October 2014 a study was published …

When it Rains, it Molds?

Mold grows quickly on and around areas that are continually exposed to moisture. Therefore, if you’ve got a leak or a moisture issue that you haven’t address in your home or on a property you own you should check for mold. When it rains, it molds is a funny way to remember the connection between …

4 Mold Facts You Might Not Know

Do you or your family members experience sensitivity to exposure to mold? If yes, then it is past time for you to address the mold issue in your home. It’s easy to shut a cabinet or forget about the basement mold with “out of sight – out of mind” mentality, but when a member of …

Providing a Healthy Environment for our Children

A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) recently found that unhealthy environments greatly impact the health of young children under the age of 5. This report is the second edition of Inheriting a Sustainable World? Atlas on Children’s Health and the Environment. What the main message that is emerging basically states, is that we …

NYS Mold Bill

If you’ve read our previous blogs regarding the New York State (NYS) Mold Bill such as Breaking Down The Mold Program and Compliance with the Mold Program, you’re probably familiar with what the bill does, but perhaps you are wondering why it was enacted. Due to the extensive effects from the moisture and flooding that happened with 2012’s Hurricane …

Exposing young Children to bacteria

In today’s world of antibiotic use, hand sanitizing and anti-bacterial soap, is it any wonder that allergies are at an all-time high, and that children’s immune systems aren’t as strong as they used to be? We came across this great video that we’d like to share with you regarding allergies. Mold allergies, asthma and other …

Types of Mold: Alternaria

The third common indoor mold that we are highlighting in our series is Alternaria. If you haven’t read our previous two blogs in the series highlighting Cladosporium and Aspergillus you can check them out too. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Immunology in 2006 highlighted Alternaria and its association with asthma in US …