Environmental Issue & Sick Building Syndrome Blog

The first step in controlling Asthma triggers is accomplished by removing contents and materials that can harbor mold and other Asthma triggers. This needs carefully accomplished without spreading the allergens through the home like the white seeds on the dandelion plant. Treating the home with “Green” treatment methods and products is another important step. Our approach to this is to not only treat the home, but help our clients identify sources of allergens.

Though mold is one of the leading triggers for Asthma, we need to look at every trigger in the home to make it a healthy home. Other allergens include animal dander, dust mites, cockroaches and pollen

This baby is peacefully sleeping on the beautiful carpet and is breathing in dust mites, dander, dirt and every other allergen brought across the floor on the shoes of every visitor and paws of every pet. YUCK! ?

Control irritants: These can include tobacco smoke, sprays, plug in air fresheners, fragrant candles, sprays, smog and other pollutants. These can be better controlled with use of sweepers with HEPA filters and not bagged sweepers. Install hard surface floors instead of carpet. Minimize dust.

Avoid Other Asthma Triggers: These include sulfites in food and beverages. These sulfite sources include alcohol, dried fruit, processed potatoes, sandwich meat and shrimp.

Cold air can be an Asthma trigger as well as some medicines such as cold medicines, aspirin, vitamins, and some other supplements. Pesticides to control the pests that are triggers can also be Asthma triggers. Other VOC’s can be triggers. Make sure to avoid those chemicals.

We ware experts in the subject of mold, allergens and environmental triggers. That is what we do every day. We want to do more than talk about mold and allergens. We want every child to have the best chance of having a healthy life. That is why you can trust us to provide  “Healthy Home” information for you and your family. Please consider us a trusted friend and bookmark us.

Posted by Dan Howard on November 18th, 2016 9:59 AM

Interesting to Read ......It Maybe....or..Maybe Not Effective 

This does tell us about the serious concern people across the world have about mosquitoes !!!

"MOSQUITO AWAY TV"   Available in India, Not in the US

And...This Picture is What LG Claims to be Their TV Mosquito Resistent TV 


While you're at home watching "Infested," "The Fly," "The Wasp Woman" or "The Deadly Mantis," 

an LG Electronics TV could be protecting you from real-world mosquitos.


The TV issues ultrasonic sound waves that repel mosquitos but that are too high-pitched for humans to hear, the company says. But the 32LH520D TV only is available in India so far, Reuters reported, perhaps disappointing people in the US who fear the insects might carry the Zika virus to their living room


This is What LG Claims About Their
"Mosquito Away 2HP" Air Conditioners 

NOT "coming to a store near you" if you live in the United States.  

“Tested in a controlled laboratory setting; results may vary in actual use. Long term effect not tested and mosquitoes may become resistant. This product is one of the ways to manage mosquitoes and not intended to replace other protective device against mosquitoes. Refer to http://www.lg.com/africa/split-air-conditioners”
Detailed Information: (to be used on the product webpage and User Manual) 

IMPORTANT: Long term effect not tested and mosquitoes may become resistant. This product is one of the ways to manage mosquitoes and not intended to replace other protective devices against mosquitoes. 
Test Result:
Found to expel on average 62.7% of anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. Expel rate shows percentage of mosquitoes escaping to the outside chamber after 24 hours of Treatment




Posted by Dan Howard on June 17th, 2016 11:53 AM

            The Important Facts about Formaldehyde and Other Indoor Air Contaminants

  • Formaldehyde in the home is often a serious health issue.
  • Many common products that contain formaldehyde are found in homes.
  • There are many other chemicals that can give us "Sick House Syndrome"
  • Many people suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity ( MCS ) and are affected by the cumulative exposure of the many chemicals including formaldehyde.

Symptoms of Formaldehyde Exposure

            The EPA lists many respiratory problems as symptoms of formaldehyde exposure. These include lung, eye, nose and throat irritation. They also consider formaldehyde as a probable carcinogen.  According to the  CDC Toxic Substance Registry, exposed individuals can experience headaches, bronchitis and pneumonia. Sensitive individuals may experience asthma and dermatitis.


Posted by Dan Howard on April 13th, 2015 10:34 PM



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