For Physicians

A GUIDE TO INDOOR WELLNESS

THE MEAD INDOOR PLEDGE TO PHYSICIANS

Mead Indoor has first hand understanding of environmental illness and begins with your patient’s diagnosis and symptoms. We will apply scientific principles to methodically find and repair all elements of toxic health risk in the entire home. We guarantee and maintain Indoor Air Quality for the long run.

We Provide Physicians Confidence that We Will Investigate and Mitigate All Toxic Health Risk in Patient’s Homes

We Provide Physicians Many Assurances that the Patient’s Home Environment is not Causing or Exacerbating Illness
Patient adherence to avoid further exposure to mold and other toxic pollutants
Assurance that other vulnerable occupants do not suffer from the same ailments
Patients actively incorporating environmental wellness into treatment plan
Patient focus on wellness versus symptomatic relief
Confidence that the patient is going home to a healing environment required for recovery
A potential end to a long and difficult medical path for their patients
Patient relief from what may seem to be a hopeless future regarding an unexplained illness

Determinants of Healing

Medical Care and Healing is a complex process that also involves Patient Self Care and a Healing Home Environment.

Vulnerable Patients and Environmental Illness

Acute Environmental Illness

Previous diagnosed:

  • Toxic Mold Sensitivity
  • Mycotoxin Poisoning
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Severe Allergies
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Respiratory Illness or Asthma
  • Patients with Noticeable Relief Away From Home

Predisposed and Chronically Ill

Multiple Chemical Sensitive (MCS)

Genetic predisposition to mold sensitivity

200 rare genetic diseases cause primary immunodeficiency

Immune System Compromised:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer patients/survivors
  • Transplant recipients
  • Patients on immunosuppressant medications
  • Autoimmune disease

Vulnerable Populations

TIMELINE:
WHY ARE IAQ AND VOC’s BEING
DISCUSSED TODAY?

  • Residential AC Introduced
  • Toxic chemical use common in manufacturing and construction
  • 1973: Global Energy Crisis Begins
  • Homes built tighter, more energy efficient
  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) deem chemicals safe to use until proven otherwise
  • Widespread use of Formaldehyde in manufacturing and construction
  • 1984 Radon dangers
  • Housing Booms
  • Rapidly changing building materials
  • “American Dream” to own homes begins
1987: Bau-Biologie introduced to the US,
Building Science field emerges as a discipline
  • Early 1990s: R&D begins for IAQ
  • Energy Standards
  • 2005: National Health Advisory on radon
  • 2005: Energy Policy Act
  • 2016: TSCA reform. EPA issues limited rules to protect public from formaldehyde
UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF BUILDING STANDARDS

Tighter homes lock pollutants inside

 

Moisture control issues with HVAC and Mold circulation

 

Building material & furniture off-gassing VOCs

 

Toxic substances in residential construction remain unregulated