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How to: Avoid Buying Dope Property in Tennessee

How to Avoid buying Dope Property in Tennessee First, ask your realtor, if there are any required disclosures for homes known to house illegal drug manufacturing, sales or use. You’re likely to get a blank look and maybe the question, “Why would you ask that?”  The reason for asking is the same reason you would […]

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The Dope Home Nightmare

The “Dope Home” Nightmare A “meth home” is commonly thought to be a building were meth has been manufactured. However, it can be defined more liberally as, a place where meth has been used or where chemicals and wastes have been discarded or stored. All such activity contaminates the buildings and will likely impact the […]

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Why are women 60 to 80% more likely to get ill from Enviormental Exposure?

Women are much more likely to become sick due to environmentally acquired illnesses than men. Though this is a widely accepted fact in the medical community, there isn’t a clear reason as to why. There have been a number of factors which have been hypothesized through studies and doctors’ experiences. As a society, we are […]

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Is your Indoor Air a Cloud of Pollution?

The air in our buildings are often 2 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air. We often overlook indoor air quality when we consider the factors that influence our health and our wellbeing. You spend approximately half of your life at home, so it’s important to make sure you aren’t spending your time sitting […]

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Accidental Exposure to “Spice” creates hazards for First Responders

Cops on ‘Spice’ Raids Getting High by Accident None By Margaret Farley Steele Thursday, November 30, 2017 THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Police and federal agents cracking down on the makers of “designer drugs” like Spice are getting high from the mind-altering substances themselves, a new U.S. government report shows. After one raid, […]

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Suffering from Mold Illness? You may be genetically predisposed.

Found this great article that I think my clients will find important. We have long known that about 25% of us are highly sensitive to mold exposure in even low dosages. There may be help for those who suffer. Cheryl Ciecko writes about: Genetic Testing for Mold Sensitivity- looking for the HLA-Dr Gene. This article […]

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Is Mold Growth or Damage Covered by Insurance?

Is mold covered by my Homeowners (HO) or Business Owners (BO) Insurance? If you have discovered mold growths in your home you might ask the above question. Some of my clients assume that the insurance policy they have been paying for years will have their back. However, the truth, can be a disappointment for many. […]

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Things You Should Know about Building Related Illness (BRI)

What is a Building Related Illness? The term building-related illness (BRI) is used to describe illnesses occurring in a specific indoor environment. Our clients often experience symptoms of various illnesses only in one indoor environment. BRI are real and can be experienced at home, work, hotel rooms or other environments including airplanes and vehicles. Negative […]

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8 Dirty Little Secrets in Your Crawl Space

Most of us have no desire to enter space that lies beneath our homes. Crawl Spaces typically are dark, dirty and damp. A haven for spiders and animal waste prevents them from being an attractive venue for even the most adventurous of us. The conditions within Crawl Spaces prevents most East Tennessee homeowners from seeing the damage that can […]

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Indoor Pool Air Quality is Often Hazerdous

Ever spent time at an indoor pool?  Many of us have experienced indoor pools while traveling to hotels with them or attending swim meets. Indoor pools provide a great way to break the winter blahs and get some good exercise. But is it truly a health way to exercise? In a recent travel trip to Michigan […]

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