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My House Is Killing Me!, second edition

A Complete Guide to a Healthier Indoor Environment

In this thoroughly revised edition of My House Is Killing Me! Jeffrey C. and Connie L. May draw on the dramatic personal stories of their clients to help readers understand the links between indoor environmental conditions and human health. Explaining how air conditioning, finished basements, and other home features affect indoor air quality, the authors offer a step-by-step approach to identifying, controlling, and even eliminating the sources of indoor pollutants and allergens. This new edition includes

•more than 60 color photographs
•expanded coverage on the dangers posed by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by such common items as paint, carpet, and household cleaning products
•up-to-date information on the potential risks of installing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation
•completely new case studies of people who improved their indoor air quality by following the authors' advice
•brand-new chapters, including " 'Trojan Horse' Allergens," "The Three Ps—Pets, Pests, and People," "Indoor Air Quality in Multi-Unit Buildings," and "Testing and Remediation."

Reading My House Is Killing Me! lets you see your house the way an expert would. Along with offering a wealth of practical advice and proven solutions for various problems, the Mays include a glossary of terms and a list of valuable resources. This book is a must for all home occupants as well as perfect for those contemplating moving to or purchasing a property.

About the Authors

Jeffrey C. May was educated as an organic chemist and holds certifications as a microbial consultant and an indoor air quality professional. He is principal scientist at May Indoor Air Investigations LLC, where he specializes in identifying the causes of mold, odor, and moisture problems in homes, schools, and offices. In 2018, he was inducted into the Indoor Air Quality Association's Hall of Fame. Connie L. May is a certified indoor air quality technician at May Indoor Air Investigations LLC. Together, they are the coauthors of Jeff May's Healthy Home Tips: A Workbook for Detecting, Diagnosing, and Eliminating Pesky Pests, Stinky Stenches, Musty Mold, and Other Aggravating Home Problems and The Mold Survival Guide: For Your Home and for Your Health.

Reviews

"For years, I have used the information in My House is Killing Me! to augment my own and my company's investigative techniques. In this new edition, Jeff and Connie May present scientific methods in accessible language and incorporate images for added clarity."—Walter H. Carter, Environmental Air Quality Professionals

"This new edition of My House Is Killing Me! is even better than the first. A must-read for patients with respiratory problems and the physicians who care for them."—Richard Stephen Irwin, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Jeff and Connie May's book is a rich source of information about common household situations and events that can adversely affect residents' health. The Mays give detailed firsthand descriptions and suggest helpful preventative and corrective measures, all supported by clear photographic examples. Their recommendations are a goldmine."—Ron Fallon, Envirotech Clean Air, Inc./EnviroVantage

"It is my privilege to recommend Jeff and Connie May's new edition of My House Is Killing Me. It is incredibly informative, comprehensive, and easily digestible. It has broad appeal and is an excellent guide for the general public as well as medical practitioners. A highly valuable resource!"—Alex Bingham, MD, Northeast Functional Medicine

"Asthma and allergy sufferers, this book is essential reading. It will answer all your questions about why you suffer in your home and what you can do to prevent it. May takes you on a tour of your home, both interior and exterior, with a detailed description of the organic and inorganic substances that are making you ill . . . Will serve for years to come as the definitive guide to establishing disease-free living environments."—Library Journal, reviewing a previous edition

"A first-rate reference that is enjoyable to read."—Booklist, reviewing a previous edition

"Jeffrey May is a skillful writer, and uses an informal style that is well suited to communication with a broad audience . . . This is the best book I've read in years. I couldn't put it down . . . It painlessly educates the reader about problem houses."—The Mold Reporter, reviewing a previous edition

"May has made a timely, helpful—and even entertaining—contribution to a field that demands attention."—Architecture Boston, reviewing a previous edition

"Great light reading for the professional . . . Gives the average person control over his or her environment."—Synergist, reviewing a previous edition

"I just finished reading this superb book with a multitude of examples of homes with poor indoor air quality which caused health problems for the occupants. You will find this book very helpful for finding the factors which worsen your asthma. Five out of five stars for this book."—WebMD, reviewing a previous edition

"By giving a wide variety of excellent advice on identifying and cleaning up common household environmental hazards, Mr. May will help you make your home a more comfortable place to live—even if you don't have allergies."—Washington Times, reviewing a previous edition

"Practical advice and proven solutions."—Natural Home, reviewing a previous edition

"The May's continue to be masterful storytellers, using their work with clients to help solve problems and increase education of their indoor spaces."—Healthy Indoors

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Other Titles by Jeffrey C. May

Jeff May’s Healthy Home Tips

Jeffrey C. May and Connie L. May
Jun 2008 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback

My Office Is Killing Me!

Jeffrey C. May
Apr 2006 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$53.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Mold Survival Guide

Jeffrey C. May and Connie L. May - with a contribution by John J. Ouellette, M.D., and Charles E. Reed, M.D.
May 2004 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$22.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Connie L. May

Jeff May’s Healthy Home Tips

Jeffrey C. May and Connie L. May
Jun 2008 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Mold Survival Guide

Jeffrey C. May and Connie L. May - with a contribution by John J. Ouellette, M.D., and Charles E. Reed, M.D.
May 2004 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$22.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$22.95 USD - Electronic book text

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$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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The Lupus Encyclopedia

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May 2014 - The Johns Hopkins University Press
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