Susan Somers says that mold almost ruined her life. Her new house had toxic mold in the air conditioning and heating ducts, spreading mold spores through the air system, causing Somers and her husband a number of symptoms. Somers wrote a book TOX-SICK: From Toxic To Not Sick
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Victims claim airborne mold and animal feces made them sick, and they are suing Northwood Centre. The number has escalated to more than 86 from 20. Some claim they were unaware they were working in unhealthy conditions. Raw sewage backed up in the hall and was never cleaned, and was tracked around the area, dried and fed mold. Toxins ae airborne. Read more
Mold has an adverse affect on the very sick, the very old and the very young. That’s why ByebyeMold’s most recent ads on Facebook show an infant in the arms of his concerned father. Every parent is going to be concerned about the quality of their indoor air, especially if they know the findings of the University of Cincinnati, EPA, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who performed a decade long study assessing the children’s health and exposure to indoor molds and allergens, Reponen et al. report these findings in an upcoming issue of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI). They discovered that mold exposure in infancy was a major risk factor for these babies devloping asthma.
If you have young children in your home, or are expecting soon, you should have the area tested. If you are in California, who better than ByeByeMold?
According to one study, many cases of mold-linked illness can’t be explained by allergic reactions. A report by allergists David A. Edmondson, DO, Jordan N. Fink, MD, and colleagues at Medical College of Wisconsin, appeared in the February 2005 issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Symptoms of exposure found in the patients in that study can be diverse, including:
The phrase toxic mold syndrome should be replaced by damp building effect, which refers to a well-documented effect. Mold is certainly part of the picture but doctors can’t always define if it is an allergy, mold toxin, or some other factor combined with degrading building materials. There is currently no accurate way to measure mold toxins in damp buildings, although they are there. It is impossible to know what degree and how the toxic mold is doing what it is doing to cause illness. Until scientists catch up to disease, we should all stop arguing and simply work at collecting more data to help everyone refine the issues involved.
There is more than one thing involved in air quality. There are plenty of toxins out there. Indoor air quality can be affected by Carbon monoxide, radon, cigarette smoke, whatever toxins are floating around in the smoggy air outside your windows, moisture, mold, formaldehyde off-gassing from your floors. The EPA says “health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggrevated or worsened.” You can subscribe to the EPA’s indoor Air Quality Guide at https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq
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Maybe you’ve been the round with your doctors and can’t find the cause. Maybe there are terrible headaches, or nausea, or swollen faces, and you can’t figure out what it is. Maybe it is mold in your home. Tightly sealed new homes are as efficient at sealing mold inside as they are at keeping the bad weather out. Water damaged drywall could be feeding your mold, as well as any cellulose indoors, especially if you have a humidity problem. Even if your weather tends to be dry, there are steamy areas of the house, like showers, and areas near humidity producing appliances like dishwashers, clothes dryers, even air conditioning.
Maybe the problem is less hidden than you thought.
Toxic mold in El Dorado County caused a fire station to close after heavy rains caused mold to grow in the walls. Firefighters smelled the mold after three weeks of heavy rains. Smelling mold is a key indicator that it is a problem. (obviously!) Three walls tested showed mold, and repairs are estimated to be in the $100 thousand range.
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Latino immigrants who came to reconstruct New Orleans after it was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were victims of wage theft, hazardous work conditions and harassment by employers. Some were exposed to dangerous substances at work such as mold, contaminated water or asbestos.
According to teleSUR “When we weren’t paid, we didn’t even have money for food,” said plaintiff Sergio de Leon, who worked during October cleaning toxic mud and mold from city schools. “These companies are robbing us of our money after we worked so hard.”