Mold, Remediation, and The Impact of Exposure

In this podcast, Scott and Michael discuss mold, mold inspection, toxicity, exposure, and remediation.


  • 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?

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About Scott: was the result of Scott’s personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more.

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.