Personal environmental health is the combination of all the exposures we have each experienced, our genetic makeup and our past health history. By the way, we need to keep in mind that our family and our beloved pets share our environmental health exposures.

Outside Influences:      The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the things we touch can all affect our health. Other exposures such as the medicines we ingest are another major factor in our environmental health. Residual effects of toxins that are part of our exposure past history may affect us  decades after our exposure.  Smoking, working with asbestos and living moldy conditions are a part of our environmental exposure history.

Personal Influences:   The combination of our genetics, health and disease history, and the exposures we have had across a lifetime can influence our health.

The combinations of each and every one of these factors is a complex puzzle that is difficult to unravel.

Where the Journey Starts for Each of Us The journey starts with identifying factors that are risks to ourselves and the people we care about

Some of those factors will be easy to identify by a professional during an assessment of a building. Other risks and hazards will require testing.  Identification helps us to avoid exposures.

We have learned about avoidance as a part of health care. If heart disease and high cholesterol are a genetic factor,  a patient  needs to avoid the sources of cholesterol.  Similarly, if asthma is a health risk  in your family, for mold, allergens or other triggers for Asthma is a very good idea.

The importance of having an InspectorLab Certified Professional test your home is one component of our environmental health. Testing is well worth consideration as  a tool in our “Keeping Healthy Toolkit.”

InspectorLab provides the highest quality in laboratory testing and the most readable report in the industry. It is the only lab that provides a MoldSafe Guaranty  

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