What's New at momsAWARE . . .
Are you curious about the hype over toxic mold? Have you experienced a toxic mold encounter and are unsure of your next step? We're pleased to announce a valuable new resource from momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry, designed to help you navigate your way through mold testing, remediation, exposure symptoms, detox methods, cross-contamination issues, legal recourse, and much more! It's a handy, concise guide offering hope and help for anyone concerned about indoor air quality and its effect on human health. Now available on Amazon: Is Your House Making You Sick? A Beginner's Guide to Toxic Mold.
Toxic Talk Tuesday: Technology and Brain Function
On our last edition of Toxic Talk, we considered the impact of technology on brain health. How is our increasing reliance on smart phones, computers, and other devices affecting our memory function and learning abilities? Can memorization help our brains, even into our later years? If you missed this encouraging conversation with momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and her husband, Chris, visit our Radio Interviews page to listen to the archive!
Natural Year Challenge: Month Five
Welcome to Month Five of the momsAWARE Natural Year Challenge! We hope you're enjoying our 10-step journey to naturally healthy living. Join us this month as we explore the following topics:
- Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition
Make a Dairy Ferment. Ever wondered how to make homemade yogurt? What about kefir? It isn't as hard as you may think, and the health benefits are huge. Recipes, step-by-step instructions, and a demonstration video by Andrea will help you take the probiotic plunge! Take our Month Five Food Challenge and start enjoying the many benefits of dairy ferments.
- Natural Year Challenge: Household Edition
Clean Your Kitchen. Our natural, chemical-free cleaning moves to that all-important room of the home: the kitchen. How can you have a sparkling kitchen without all the toxic fumes and chemicals? See our Month Five Household Challenge for tips on safely cleaning your oven, cutting board, wood cabinets, dishwasher, sink, and more. Product recipes and video demonstration included!
Not sure where to begin when you suspect mold in your home, school, or workplace? ERMI testing analyzes dust samples to identify and quantify the mold species present, and it's a great way to begin an assessment of any indoor environment. momsAWARE is pleased to offer two levels of this laboratory testing through our Online Store. To learn more about the testing process, check out our article on How to Interpret ERMI or HERTSMI Mold Test Results.
Spring is the ideal time to throw open the windows and do a deep cleaning in your home. What are some natural, chemical-free ways to clean? Can a clean home really make a difference in your family's health? See our Guidelines for Spring Cleaning for 10 great tips, plus our free downloadable Dustbusting Dozen checklist!
Tips for House-Hunters
What should you look for when buying or renting a home? How can you avoid hazardous water damage that can lead to serious health issues? See our Guidelines for Buying or Renting a Home for 10 tips to help you find a safe living environment that will benefit your family's health for years to come! To hear a helpful conversation on this topic, visit our Radio Interviews page for our recent Toxic Talk on House Hunting.
You'll love the versatility of our all-natural signature Just So Clean Coconut Castile Soap! Use for safe personal care or try making your own liquid soap with shavings of this popular chemical-free bar. Check out our momsAWARE Online Store for this and other natural products to help you on your journey toward a healthier, less chemical-laden lifestyle!
Our modern clothing industry is a $7 trillion enterprise utilizing more than 8,000 synthetic chemicals. Are we paying a price with our health? What are the hidden hazards of polyester, spandex, and acrylic fabrics? Don't miss our look at Friendly Fabrics for Toxic-Free Fashion, including a helpful list of natural, organic clothing manufacturers.
Choosing a Mold Remediator
Tackling a serious mold issue yourself can often make matters worse, as opening up a wall without proper containment can easily exacerbate the problem. But finding a qualified mold remediator who understands the potential hazards of improper remediation can be difficult. See How to Choose a Mold Remediation Company for eight questions to ask before making a hiring decision.
Can exposure to mold cause health issues? Many mold-exposed individuals are met with skepticism by physicians and even friends and family. See our Mold Illness Studies article for a downloadable listing of over 300 studies linking exposure to toxigenic contaminants found in water-damaged buildings with adverse health outcomes—a valuable resource for those seeking to validate an illness or educate the medical community.
Five Natural Products
Are you one of the many who are trying to use fewer chemicals in your home? The good news is that switching to natural cleaning and personal care products can actually save you money! See our article on Five Cheap, Natural, Accessible Products for Your Home and discover a few common items that will go a long way in your household!
"How I Survived Toxic Mold"
Have you experienced a serious toxic mold exposure or know someone who has? These stories will encourage anyone walking through this difficult valley. Read the accounts of several fellow travelers who have made it to the other side in our Mold Survival Stories.