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National Healthy Homes Month

June is recognized by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as National Healthy Homes Month. Throughout the month of June, the EPA is inviting you to learn more about indoor air, housing, and health. It is the hope of these agencies, that by providing resources to the public, the indoor air quality of homes can be improved. Read more

What Customers Say About HNST Mold Inspections

When you’ve got a potentially dangerous situation inside of your home such as an infestation of mold, you don’t take any chances. That’s why most people go online to look for testimonials, ratings, and reviews of companies.  I always read my reviews so that I can see what my customers think of my work and what they’re saying about me. I am always happy to see the many reviews that I have are positive and it reassures me that I’m staying true to my mission.

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Immune System

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 respiratory concerns are a big consequence of mold growing in homes. Children with low immunity can have a stronger and more impacted response tom mold and allergens inside the home. Because children are our future, and we want to see them thrive with a strong immunity, we’d like to highlight this video posted by David Wolfe, on his Facebook page we hope you enjoy it.

You can view the video here.

With over 7.6 Million views, we know that this short video will make some sort of impact on you. Even if you just learn something new in regards to auto-immune disease, immune systems, or overuse of antibiotics you will walk away a more informed individual.

Allergies to mold can look just like any other allergy symptom. That is why it’s so important to really do some investigation into your home, look for areas of moisture, and get your home inspected if you suspect mold is the culprit. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more!

Environmental Protection Agency

FREE EPA Webinar

As a mold inspector and assessor, we deal with mold and indoor air quality issues every day. One of our favorite places to go to keep up to date and for information is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Occasionally the EPA offers free webinars with discussions which are open to professionals as well as the general public, but many don’t even know about them. Today, we are sharing with you a link to an upcoming webinar on a topic related to indoor air quality issues so that you can be more informed and up to date on these and related issues.

Webinar: What Have We Learned about the Microbiomes of Indoor Environments?

Thursday, September 22, 2016 11am-12pm with Q&A from 12-12:30pm

Here is what the EPA has to say about the upcoming webinar:

“Within the built environments, in the air, water, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and on surfaces, there exist a vast number and diversity of species of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. These microbial communities or “microbiomes” are influenced by interactions with humans, animals and plants. They are also affected by factors such as air flow, temperature, humidity, chemical exposures and building materials. These factors are in turn, shaped by the design, construction, operation and use of the built environments.

 

For a better understanding of microbiomes in the built environment and their impacts on human health, the US EPA along with NASA, NIH and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation tasked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to convene a panel of experts to examine the formation and function of microbial communities in the built environment, their impact on human health, and how human occupants shape complex indoor microbes.

 

Dr. Brent Stephens, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, presented a well-received overview of the current state of the science on microbiomes and the built environment to NAS’s microbiome consensus study panel of experts. Dr. Stephens has agreed to reprise (with some modifications) his overview as part of this webinar.”

 

We hope you enjoy this webinar, and make sure to come back to our blog for more information regarding indoor air quality and other related subjects.