Health Effects of Radon Gas

What health effects are associated with radon exposure? The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. There are currently no conclusive data on whether children are at greater risk than adults from radon. No...

ERMI a DNA Mold Test

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) developed an index for indoor mold analysis called ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index). The standard is based on a test using state of the art DNA testing (MSQPCR) to identify molds that are linked to...

Buying a House with a Septic System

Should you buy a house with a bad septic system? You might wrestle with this question if you fall in love with a home only to find out during the home inspection that the septic system is in serious disrepair. Properties usually have septic systems for one of two...

REPORT ON CHILDHOOD LEAD AND ASTHMA IN OAKLAND CA

HOUSING HABITABILITY AND HEALTH: OAKLAND’S HIDDEN CRISIS A REPORT ON CHILDHOOD LEAD AND ASTHMA BY ALAMEDA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ALAMEDA COUNTY HEALTHY HOMES DEPARTMENT April 2018 Acknowledgements This report was produced by the Alameda County Public Health...

Avoiding Mold Inspection and Testing Scams

  The full episode of this Dr. Oz Healthy Home Investigation is available by clicking on the picture or copying and pasting this link in your browser: http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/oz-undercover-investigation-home-mold-removal-really-scam?video_id=5339439857001...

HERTSMI-2 Mold Test Score From an ERMI

HERTSMI-2 This scoring system is application of the DNA testing shown on ERMI test results. The new roster is designed to help patients (previously sickened by water-damaged buildings) understand if a given building is safe for occupancy. The roster is based on the...