Buying a House? A Hard Look at Home Inspections

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Friday, June 13th, 2014

Once in a while I blog on Huffington Post, instead of here. This is one of those times. If you, or someone you know is looking at buying a house, this is an article that you will want to read and/or share.  

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Autism, Asthma & Air Quality

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

As an asthmatic, I have sometimes had the notion that air is like sex and money. You don’t really think much about it until you don’t have enough, although you can live a lot longer without sex and money, that’s for sure. But it’s not just about having enough. More and more research continues to […]

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Crawlspaces: Why They’re Moldy & What To Do

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Friday, January 25th, 2013

By Jason Earle [Google+] Being in the mold business, especially after Hurricane Sandy, we get an awful lot of calls from people concerned about mold in their crawlspace. Mold growth in your home, even in the crawlspace, attic or other non-living space, is less than ideal. It can cause or aggravate a whole variety of […]

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Old Photos & Mold Dogs • A Love Story

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

By Jason Earle Google+ I recently sat down and shuffled through several boxes of old family photos, putting aside the ones I’m going to send off to a great little company I just discovered, called ScanCafe. They very inexpensively scan and repair old prints, slides and negatives by hand. I love the idea of getting […]

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In Dog We Trust

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Monday, July 9th, 2012

By Jason Earle Google+ It is often said that dogs don’t lie, except to lie down, of course. While I’m pretty sure I’ve been tricked into a treat or a walk from time to time, my experience largely supports this popular notion. Late last month, three Nevada Highway Patrol officers filed suit against Chris Perry, […]

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50% of Children’s Asthma Uncontrolled, Look Homeward

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012

By Jason Earle Google+ “Despite available treatments, less than 50 percent of asthmatic children control their symptoms,” announced Prof. Nikos Papadopoulos, Chair of the International Consensus (ICON) on Pediatric Asthma, two weeks ago at The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) 31st Annual meeting, Geneva, Switzerland. As a childhood asthmatic, and someone who […]

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It’s Spring: Time to Clean and Inspect

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

By Jason Earle Google+ This has been a strange and unusual spring, whether you’re in the eastern half of the US where it was so warm in March, or in Europe where it’s been abnormally cold. But spring it is, and that always brings to my mind Spring cleaning. It’s the time of year  also […]

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Say “No” To Biocides: No Need To Kill Mold

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

By Jason Earle Google+ We fix sick homes. Every day, people with asthma, allergies, sinus problems -  and a plethora of other sometimes seemingly unrelated maladies – suspect something in their home might be at the root of their woes and call upon us to do the sleuth work. More often than not, when we […]

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Moldy attic? More likely than you think

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Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

By Jason Earle Google+ This is the time of year for moldy attics. It may not be festive, but it’s reliable. Most people think of attics as inherently dry spaces, unlike basements, and assume they’re impervious to mold problems due to the lack of moisture. Most people are wrong about that. Whether it’s used as […]

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Indoor Mold and Illness: A Primer

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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

By Jason Earle Google+ It seems to be common knowledge that living in a moldy home, or working in a moldy workplace, is not good for people. But what is it about mold that’s bad for us, and why? There have been numerous studies aimed at answering this question and, while no single study tells […]

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