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5 Symptoms of Black Mold Exposure

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While you may not have heard of Stachybotrys chartarum, you are probably familiar with its common name, black mold, or as it is sometimes called, toxic black mold. The “toxic” comes from the mycotoxins it produces, and those toxins can cause a number of health concerns in those who inhale or ingest them. In particular, […]

Is Your Toilet Trying to Tell You Something?

While black mold is generally an unwelcome “visitor” in a home, there is one instance where it serves a positive purpose. Mold forms more readily in the toilet bowl of people who have untreated or under treated diabetes. If you notice black mold appearing in your toilet, especially soon after you have cleaned it, you […]

Is Mold Affecting Your Pets?

It is well known that frequent or continual exposure to mold can cause health issues in humans. What is sometimes ignored, and really has only come to light in the past decade, is the impact it can have on pets. Black mold or Stachybotrys chartarum can be particularly harmful. Not only are pets susceptible to […]

7 Mold Myths Exposed

Depending on who you talk to, household mold can be anything from a benign substance you can completely ignore to a super-toxin capable of causing grave harm in microscopic quantities. As with most things, the truth is typically somewhere in the middle. We help you find it below by exposing some common myths about mold […]

Tips for Keeping Houseplants Mold-Free

Houseplants are a great way to beautify your home and purify the air you breathe. What many people don’t know, however, is that houseplants and the soil they’re rooted in can provide the perfect incubator for mold. If you look closely at your plants, you may see mold on the leaves, in the potting material, […]

Plumbing Problems and Mold Growth: 6 Steps for Preventing an Infestation

Persistent moisture and mold… the two go hand-in-hand. Mold is a very opportunistic organism that will quickly take root wherever the conditions are right. Not surprisingly, the areas around your plumbing fixtures and connections are highly vulnerable. Here are some steps you can take to help keep your home or business mold-free. Recognize it’s a […]

Is Hidden Mold Making You Sick? – Podcast

In this week’s episode of Integrative Wellness Radio, Nutritionist Brooke interviews Steve Levy, a mold inspector from Certified Mold Inspectors. We discuss how mold can get into your home, how it can make you sick, and the hidden areas it could be hiding in your home. If you’re suffering from any chronic inflammatory disorders, autoimmune […]

Air Ducts: A Potential Source of “Sick House Syndrome”

  Airborne mold spores can cause a number of allergic reactions including watery eyes, nausea, headaches, skin irritation, and fatigue. Sometimes the conditions that allow mold to thrive are temporary. However, if mold gets a foothold in your home’s ductwork, you may end up dealing with a persistent condition known as “sick house syndrome” (SHS). […]

Indoor Health: Mold Toxicity – PODCAST

What are the main health consequences of mold exposure? When should you suspect that your symptoms are related to mold? What are some common sources of mold exposure in the home? Does the absence of a moldy smell rule out environmental mold contamination? What are mycotoxins? How do they undermine health? What are the best […]

Mold and Renters’ Rights: Ensuring a Healthy Home

You’ve found the perfect apartment, signed a lease, and moved in. You’re enjoying your new home, when you make a disturbing discovery: mold. As a renter, it’s not your responsibility to arrange for remediation. But what if your landlord fails to take action? This environmental issue can very quickly become a legal issue. If that’s […]

Something Foul Afoot: How to Detect and Deal with Carpet Mold

Carpet mold can be an especially insidious invader, as it often develops undetected on the underside of your floor covering. In fact, it takes an especially serious case of carpet mold for there to be visible signs on the top surface. Searching for Symptoms The first step in dealing with a mold problem is knowing […]