The presence of mold in your home needs to be addressed as it can cause serious health problems, such as asthma and allergy attacks. However, many the harsh chemicals used to kill mold have health risks as well and require adequate ventilation when used. For a greener option, look for products that kill mold without using bleach, ammonia, or volatile organic compounds.


It seems like no matter where you turn these days there’s a major push toward green living. But there is a green you want to avoid: Mold. In fact, mold has been called the next asbestos because of its potential health threat, and with North Americans spending an average 90% of their lives indoors, it’s easy to understand why. Mold aggravates allergies, is a cause of chronic sinusitis and can trigger asthma attacks. But before you reach for that bottle of bleach, think about this. Many of the same chemicals that will kill the mold are equally toxic to you, your family and pets. Plus, you need plenty of ventilation to use them and, in some cases, you have to temporarily vacate the area after using them. So before you purchase a chemical cleaner, do some serious research for non-toxic mold solutions and find a product with no bleach, ammonia or VOC’s.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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