September is National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month.
What’s the big deal about mold? Mold is everywhere, right?
Many people aren’t aware of the toxic qualities of many types of mold, especially mold that occurs in buildings from faulty plumbing, flooding, or a leaky roof. Often moisture gathers and toxic mold grows in places invisible to those living in a home, such as behind walls or in the attic or air conditioning system. Often this hidden mold causes a wide variety of extremely serious health problems, and requires aggressive action.
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If you suspect that your home or workplace has a toxic mold problem, here are several places to get good information.
If you suspect toxic mold
If you know you have a toxic mold problem
These links will tell you where to start in terms of safe housing and health improvement.
For support and real-time help
Paradigm Change offers an extensive list of helpful Facebook groups from people who have been (and are) there.
Stories of people who have suffered the ill effects of toxic mold.
You aren’t alone!
Andrea Fabry, her husband and her 9 children were poisoned by toxic mold in their home. After several years of debilitating health problems through their entire family, they abandoned their toxic home and set out on a path of healing. Andrea’s blog tells the story of their illness and ongoing path of recovery. She is a wealth of information, and their dramatic improvement from such severe toxicity will encourage you that it’s possible for you too. The name of her blog is It Takes Time.
After losing three pregnancies in 2013, including the stillbirth of their son Charlie, Misty and her family discovered that their home was contaminated by toxic mold. She documents their journey on her blog, Charlie’s Song.
Tip: Patrick had to move his family to an apartment because of mold problems, but he still lives a preparedness lifestyle.
Kat is a longtime health blogger at Modern Alternative Mama who recently discovered that toxic mold in her home was causing more and more serious health problems in her family. She’s telling their story as they overcome this challenge.
Kelly Einbinder is practicing “radical avoidance” by living in a pristine outdoor environment in an effort to heal from the effects of toxic mold. She documents what it’s like at her blog, My Post-Apocolyptic Life—the good, the bad, and the ugly. I appreciate her honest and intelligent perspective.
Paradigm Change has been collecting the stories of many people whose lives have been adversely affected by toxic mold. Check out this extensive list.
Knowledge is power!
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If you or your loved ones are struggling with mysterious health conditions, don’t be afraid to read and research to find out what’s going on and what you need to do. Toxic mold is a little-understood but very serious issue. While it may seem overwhelming at first, the more you know the more you are able to act and improve your life.
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