Health, Wellness, and Environmental Exposures

Michael Rubino sat down with Madison Hopkins on her podcast, Eco-Friendly Homes, to discuss mold growth, illness, and remediation.

During this podcast, Michael discusses how he got into the remediation realm and why he decided to spearhead a company to help those living in homes that are making them feel ill. As he says in the episode, many people rarely consider that indoor mold growth is a problem, but it’s a huge issue in society. Many individuals will continue to feel unwell for some time because the societal infrastructure doesn’t think about environmental contaminants like mold exposure as the trigger for their symptoms.

Michael and Madison dig further into how the medical field views mold and the gaps that exist for those affected by this fungus. While many doctors will look at genetics and predispositions, few will think about environmental exposures when making a diagnosis. They also chat about the HLA-DR gene that some individuals have that prevents them from detoxifying naturally from mold exposure.

When it comes to mold prevention, Michael details how homeowners can actively work towards avoiding mold growth in their homes. Modern building practices, unfortunately, promote mold growth so it’s more important than ever to do what you can to stop this indoor contaminant from making its way inside. These methods also need an overhaul to help prevent this from happening as well. The more proactive we are as a society now, the less sick individuals will feel later down the road.

They also discuss Michael’s book The Mold Medic and why he decided to share all of his knowledge about mold. As he said, he can’t fix the worldwide mold issue one home at a time so he wanted everyone to have the resources they need to handle a moldy problem.

Give a listen below!

About Madison Hopkins:

Madison Hopkins a certified Green Realtor® in the Denver Metro Area living in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. For most people, selling and buying a residential property is a logical investment but an emotional decision. She utilizes discernment and compassion to recognize her client’s emotions and navigate them through the ups and downs of the real estate roller coaster. As her clients are often interested in buying a home to create passive income through roommates or short-term rentals, she stays up-to-date and educated on the latest rules and regulations for mom-and-pop landlords. Lastly, she is deeply passionate about sustainability. In order to help educate homeowners on how to incorporate sustainability into their lives, she created her own podcast, Eco-Friendly Homes! EFH podcast guides homeowners and renters on what steps to take to reduce their home’s carbon emissions, enhance their at-home wellness, incorporate biophilia, and save money!

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About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, Author of The Mold Medic: An Expert’s Guide on Mold Removal, is the authority on mold remediation. As President of HomeCleanse, Rubino specializes in working with people who are immunocompromised or have acute and sustained reactions to mold exposure. Rubino provides solutions that not only get rid of mold sources but also get rid of the contamination created by those mold sources using his proprietary “Home Detox” method. He is a council-certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.