Five Home Remedies for Allergies

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes allergies and high pollen counts.  When it comes to home remedies for allergies you hear a lot about local raw honey preventing them. It is supposed to work because the gradual intake of local pollen will help build up your immunity before the symptoms start, thereby providing […]

Mold In Infancy Raises Asthma Risks

Infants raised in a home with moldy areas may be more likely to develop childhood asthma. A new study shows that infants who lived in moldy homes were nearly three times more likely to have childhood asthma by age 7.  “Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development,” […]

10 Tips to Ease Allergies

Recent mold tests we’re preforming are showing mold counts to be at their highest, over 25,000 in some areas.  With these counts and the recent changes in temperature, here are some tips for ease spring allergies. 1. Check pollen counts. Before heading out, check the local news or visit the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, […]

Dust Mite Allergen: An Indoor Problem – Part 2

SamplingVolumetric sampling of the air has repeatedly shown that concentrations of mite allergens are generally very low to undetectable. The International Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (IAACI) has recommended sampling settled dust to evaluate exposure to dust mite allergens. The ACGIH has stated that it is important to sample multiple indoor locations to obtain […]

Allergy: Disease & Symptoms – Part 1

Introduction Allergic disease is among the most common illnesses associated with indoor air exposure. Approximately 35% of the population has the ability to develop allergies to environmental proteins. In some populations this percentage is higher. For many, exposure to dust mite proteins is the precipitating factor inducing sensitization. In others (for example in California), grass […]

Mold In Infancy Raises Asthma Risks

Infants raised in a home with moldy areas may be more likely to develop childhood asthma. A new study shows that infants who lived in moldy homes were nearly three times more likely to have childhood asthma by age 7.“Early life exposure to mold seems to play a critical role in childhood asthma development,” researcher […]