Michael Rubino joins Jason Wachob, founder and CEO of mindbodygreen and author of Wellth, on the mindbodygreen podcast. During the discussion, Michael gives tips, insider insights into the growing mol contamination issue, and his experience helping individuals impacted by exposure.
What You’ll Learn:
Michael’s recent brush with a moldy coffee maker and how easy it is for items in a home can get moldy without proper maintenance
What mold is, its species, how it grows, and why indoor mold growth impacts health
The difference between some levels of mold in our environment coming in from outside versus indoor mold growth
The role water damage plays in mold growth and how quickly it can grow
The reasons why mold doesn’t just grow in high humid, tropical areas- it can grow in any home
Why construction practices are leading to modern homes often having contamination issues
The materials and building practices individuals should use in their homes to avoid mold growth
How Michael’s career is helping remediate homes for individuals who are sick and why he focuses on this subsect of individuals
Common symptoms related to mold toxicity due to exposure and a few of the extreme cases Michael has dealt with
Initial steps individuals should take to determine if they have indoor mold growth and poor air quality
The role dust plays in the environment we live in
How the HVAC system affects the state of a home environment and steps people should take to maintain them
Michael’s preference on humidifiers and air purifiers
The difference between killing things and removing things
The difference between mold and mildew
The “toilet tank tip”
What a proper inspection should look like
How to tackle indoor mold growth correctly
- Michael’s new product, The Dust Test
Give a listen below!
About Jason Wachob:
Jason Wachob is the Founder and Co-CEO of mindbodygreen and the author of Wellth. He has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue, and has a B.A. in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years.
About Michael Rubino
Michael Rubino, author of The Mold Medic: An Expert's Guide to Mold Removal, is the authority on mold remediation. As President ofHomeCleanse, 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.