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Sep 3, 2019

Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the importance of Indoor Environmental Quality in recovering from chronic illness and optimizing health.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Michael Schrantz. Michael Schrantz, CIEC, CMI, ABI, BPI-BA/EP is the Founder and operator of Environmental Analytics, LCC, a comprehensive indoor environmental quality consulting company that covers a wide range of environmental assessments for the residential, commercial, and medical sectors. Mike has over 22 years of active indoor environmental quality & building science experience. He has been involved in over 4300 related projects expanding across the globe. His work includes identification of harmful indoor environmental contaminants, publication of spore trap analysis and MSQ-PCR methods, the co-authoring of remediation and prevention protocols, and countless hours in consulting efforts for thousands of clients around the world. He is a Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), a Council-certified Microbial Investigator (CMI), an Asbestos Building Inspector (ABI), and a Building Professional Institute-Building Analyst/Envelope Professional (BPI-BA/EP). He is on the board of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI). He is on the Indoor Environmental Professionals Panel of He works with clients dealing with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). He is the host of IEP Radio where he "connects the dots between your health and home".

Key Takeaways:

  • What is an IEP and the scope of their work?
  • What screening tests can be done before contacting an IEP?
  • What are the ERMI and HERTSMI-2?
  • Do the ERMI and HERTSMI-2 paint an accurate picture?
  • What is the best way to collect samples for the ERMI/HERTSMI-2?
  • Is there value in testing the environment for mycotoxins?
  • What does a "boots on the ground" inspection consist of?
  • What is the impact of outside mold levels on indoor mold testing interpretation?
  • Can personal belongings be salvaged?
  • Do remediations work or is moving a better option?
  • What is the contribution of an HVAC system or related ducting to poor indoor air quality?
  • Can fogging solutions or essential oils be appropriate tools?
  • What is the role of limbic system retraining in creating a better host-environment relationship?

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Interview Date:

September 3, 2019


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The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.