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Apr 25, 2022

Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about mold inspection and remediation.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Michael Rubino.  Michael Rubino, CMR, IEP is an air quality expert who helps bridge the gap between the air in our homes and its direct impact on our health.  Michael works with over 100 doctors globally to not only raise awareness but also provide solutions to correctly identify and remove the pollutants causing this global health crisis.  As President of All American Restoration, Michael specializes in working with people who are immunocompromised or have acute and sustained reactions to mold exposure and has helped heal over 1,000 families.  He is also a council-certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and is a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.  He is the author of The Mold Medic and a contributor to MindBodyGreen.  Michael has been featured on Gwyneth Paltrow’s The goop Podcast and goop's website, Brandi Glanville’s Unfiltered Podcast, Luke Storey, Forbes, USA Today, and Bloom TV, to name a few. He hosts the YouTube series "Mold Talks" where guests include medical experts as well as mold recovery patients, including media icon Atoosa Rubenstein.

Key Takeaways:

  • How important is considering the allergenic aspects of mold exposure?
  • What sets the stage for environmental illness?
  • What issues lead to mold or water-damage in a building?
  • What testing options are used to evaluate a home?
  • Is air sampling an appropriate testing method?
  • How should a dust sample be collected for an ERMI?
  • How is an ERMI interpreted?
  • Why is an ERMI score even less helpful post-remediation?
  • What is the role of Actinomycetes and endotoxins?
  • Can mold dogs be used to identify a mold source?
  • What are the 3 main steps in a proper remediation?
  • How many sources of contamination are commonly found in a water-damaged building?
  • What are the key elements of a remediation plan?
  • Is fogging a viable tool for resolving issues arising from water-damage?
  • What are the challenges posed by an HVAC system?
  • What issues arise from crawl spaces, basements, and attics?
  • Can cars be remediated?
  • How can one remediate on a budget?
  • What personal belongings may need to be discarded?
  • What are the criteria for a successful remediation?
  • What should one expect in terms of a guarantee from a remediator?
  • Can a home be remediated such that one can recover in the same environment in which they became ill?
  • What dehumidifiers, vacuums, and air filters does The Mold Medic find helpful?

Connect With My Guest:

Related Resources:

All American Restoration

Interview Date:

April 21, 2022


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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.