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Hurricane Flooding Resources
As recovery continues in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, momsAWARE offers practical help for homeowners facing cleanup and mold damage assessment. Don't miss our Flood Recovery Resources & Info section and our Water Damage Awareness Video Series. If someone you know has been affected by the flooding in Texas or Florida, please be sure to pass along these valuable resources!
Are you curious about the hype over toxic mold? Have you experienced a mold exposure and are unsure of your next step? This valuable resource from momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry is 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 in both paperback and Kindle editions: Is Your House Making You Sick? A Beginner's Guide to Toxic Mold.
Natural Year Challenge: Month Ten
We hope you've been enjoying the momsAWARE Natural Year Challenge! We finish up our 10-step journey to a healthier, more natural lifestyle with the following topics:
- Natural Year Challenge: Household Edition
Make Liquid Soap. In our Month Ten Household Challenge we learn to make our very own liquid soap, with uses ranging from hand soap to dish soap, shampoo, and even laundry soap! With a few supplies and an adventurous spirit, you can save money and enhance your home with this easy-to-follow recipe. A helpful video tutorial is included!
- Natural Year Challenge: Food Edition
Make a Cultured Condiment. In our Month Ten Food Challenge we find out how to add probiotic nutrition to any meal by making fermented condiments: ketchup, mustard, and a special emphasis on fresh mayonnaise. See how simple homemade mayonnaise can be, using an immersion blender!
A Healthier Halloween
There's no need to hand out sugary treats when this year's trick-or-treaters come to call! In our article A Healthier Halloween, we consider 10 toxic-free treats—from stickers to glow sticks, from festive fall decorations to temporary tattoos—sure to bring hours of sugar-free fun to every child who comes to your door!
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.
If you're wondering about the safety of your tap water, don't miss our article titled What's in Your Water? We offer an example of one local community's Water Quality Report and suggest ways to find and interpret the report for your own community. You'll also find resources for locating clean water sources, plus some helpful suggestions on water filtration.
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.
Our Just So Clean Double Detox castile bar is two purifying, all-natural soaps in one! The lighter side utilizes the extraordinary skin cleansing properties of rhassoul clay to provide an ideal deep cleanser for the face. The darker side adds Aalgo seaweed, calcium bentonite clay, charcoal, and rosemary essential oil for effective deep cleansing of the body. Perfect for anyone who desires a gentle yet detoxifying skin treatment. Visit our Online Store to find out more!
When a serious toxic mold exposure compromised his family's health, Ryan Fabry did more than make lemonade from lemons: he made probiotic sauerkraut from red cabbage, sugar-free ice cream from avocados, nourishing broth from bone-in chicken, and gluten-free snack bars from almonds, berries, and dates. As his quest for better health continued, so grew his passion for cooking, eating, and sharing his recipes for healthy, real food. You'll find plenty of inspiration for healthy eating in Ryan's newly released Real Food Recipes for Millennials, available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions!
What Is Building Biology?
How important is the relationship between our health and our indoor environment? Can natural building materials really make a difference in our homes, offices, and schools? Building Biology studies these questions and offers 25 guiding principles for safe, health-supporting building practices. See our article explaining What Is Building Biology? to find out more!
Building Relationships: Toxins in Our Home
momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry joins Dr. Gary Chapman to tell her compelling story of sick children, a sick home, and the radical decisions that affected her marriage, family, and future—and led her down a path toward helping others with the knowledge she gained on the journey. If you missed this inspiring broadcast, listen online to our Building Relationships Interview.
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.
"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.