Beginner’s Guide to Toxic Mold

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This page presents a selection of information resources designed to give those just learning about mold-related illness the information that they need to get started in finding out if it is a problem for them and then effectively addressing it if so.

Links on this page are all from information sources other than Paradigm Change.

Links to information presented by Paradigm Change and appropriate for beginners are on the Welcome to Paradigm Change page.

Additional articles about mold avoidance from Paradigm Change as well as from other information sources are on the Mold Avoidance Resources page.



Experience Life


An article by Dr. Jill Carnahan.

Is Toxic Mold Exposure the Cause of Your Symptoms?


An interview with Dr. Janette Hope.

Your Environmental Minute on Location


Dr. Rick Sponaugle in a bonus chapter of Suzanne Somers’ book Bombshell. 

Mold, Toxins and Chemicals


Articles by Dr. Joseph Mercola.

The “New” Hidden Pandemic

The Common Toxin that Can Be Far More Dangerous Than Pesticides and Heavy Metals


An article by Chris Kresser.

5 Things You Should Know About Toxic Mold Illness


Articles by Dave Asprey.

How Your House Can Make You Weak

The Top 11 Ways to Beat Toxic Mold in Your Home and Life

Why Mycotoxins are Kryptonite


An article by Shemane Nugent.

The Dangers of Toxic Mold


An article by David Wolfe.

Mold Illness is Everywhere


An article by The Naturopathic Mama.

Mold Toxicity and Your Health


An article by Modern Alternative Mama.

10 Signs Your Home May Be Contaminated with Mold


An article in the wellness publication Experience Life.

It Could Be Mold


A CNN program on moldy schools.

Indoor Air Quality Affects Student Success


An article about mold in schools.

Is Mold in Schools Making Kids Sick?


A 2009 CBN profile of the Fabry family (also linked at the top of this page).

The Hidden Dangers of Mold Exposure


Simple information on a variety of mold-related topics from Andrea Fabry.



Remediation professional Sanjay Gupta provides short articles on a variety of mold-related topics.

Mold Facts and Information


Dave Asprey’s 2015 film on mold illness.



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A slide presentation by Dr. Keith Berndtson.


An article quoting Dr. David Straus and Dr. Jack Thrasher.

What’s the Story with Mold?


An article in The Huffington Post.

A Brief History About Mold


A selection of research articles on the effects of toxic mold in buildings, compiled by Dr. Jack Thrasher.

Toxic Mold Illness Studies


A presentation by Dr. Janette Hope.

Cellular & Molecular Effects of Mold & Mycotoxins


A slide presentation on CIRS by Dr. Keith Berndtson.

Mold Toxicity


Self Hacked on possible issues underlying toxic mold illness.

Underlying Causes of CIRS/Mold Illness


Andrea Fabry on mold and EMF’s.

Microbial Growth and Electromagnetic Radiation



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Dr. Jill Carnahan


Some interviews with Dr. Jill Carnahan.

Molds, Mycotoxins and Sick Building Syndrome

Mold Testing & Mold Toxins


An interview with Dr. Keith Berndtson.

How Mold Toxicity Can Zap Your Energy and Cause Brain Fog


Dr. Neil Nathan interviews Dr. Sonia Rapaport.

A New Understanding of Inflammation


Interviews with Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker.

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker: Pioneer in CIRS, Mold & Biotoxins

Genomic Testing for Toxic Mold Illness


An interview with mold survivors Andrea Fabry and Jennifer Saleem.

Dangers of Toxic Mold


A long article in The New York Times in 2001.

Haunted by Mold



Fabry Family. (2)

The former Fabry home.


U.S. News and World Report on how mold can influence a home’s value.

Is Your Home a Death Trap?


Andrea Fabry on finding a good home.

The House Hunt

Haunted Houses and Toxic Mold


An interview with a remediator by Chris Kresser.

How to Test Your Home for Mold


An article by remediator May Dooley.

What to Expect from Home Inspection


A Ben Greenfield Fitness interview with Dave Asprey.

Biohacking the Ultimate Healthy Home


Andrea Fabry on addressing surface mold.

Got Surface Mold? 10 Natural Solutions


An article about the science behind the ERMI test.

Inside Indoor Air Quality: ERMI


Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s instructions for calculating a HERTSMI-2 score.



Determine a HERTSMI-2 score from ERMI test results.

HERTSMI-2 Calculator





Articles by construction expert Mike Holmes.

How to Control Mould in Your Home

12 Steps After a Flood


Andrea Fabry on cleaning up after water events.

10 Steps to Safe Cleanup After Indoor Flooding


Dr. Joseph Mercola on remediation issues.

Important Advice Post-Flooding


Biotoxin Journey on remediation issues.

Mold Remediation Basics



Windows and Doors

Decks, Gazebos, Porches and Stoops

Large Appliances


Andrea Fabry on why not to use bleach.

3 Reasons to Avoid Chlorine Bleach


Greg Weatherman on remediation.

A Condensed Remediation Plan for Small Microbial Particles


Dr. Jack Thrasher on why remediation may not be enough.

Toxic Mold Remediation




Discussion about diagnosis by Dr. Sara Gottfried.

Mold Illness


A diagnostic quiz from Biotoxin Journey.

Biotoxin Illness Test


Information about the Shoemaker panel of laboratory tests from the Surviving Mold website.

Lab Tests


Better Health Guy on urine mycotoxin tests.

My Experiences: Urinary Mycotoxin Testing


An article by Dr. Dave Ou on HLA DR.

The Genetics of CIRS by Biotoxins


Biotoxin Journey on calculating HLA DR.

Deciphering HLA DR Labs


Determine HLA DR type from lab results.

HLA DR Calculator





A video by Giles Meehan on ME/CFS.

Mould and M.E.


Sanjay Gupta on CFS.

Does Mold Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?


Better Health Guy on chronic Lyme.



Sher Bailey on fibromyalgia.

It’s Not Fibromyalgia


Shemane Nugent on thyroid disease.

Mold-Induced Chronic Fatigue Back to Wellness Again


Chris Kresser interviews Dr. Dale Bredesen about Alzheimer’s.

Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s


Dr. Joan Bennett on Parkinson’s.

How the Smell of Your Home Could Be Making You Sick


The New Orleans Times-Picayune on possibly mold-related deaths.

Did a Moldy Building Kill 4 New Orleans College Professors?


Andrea Fabry on seizures.

Toxic Mold and Epilepsy


Andrea Fabry on eating disorders.

My Daughter’s Eating Disorder



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A suicide victim featured in the APTN program “The Rot.”


Dr. Daniel Amen on psychiatric symptoms.

Toxic Mold Syndrome


Dr. Josh Axe on mental health symptoms.

Toxic Mold Causes Depression & More


A survey of mold illness sufferers about psychiatric symptoms.

Mental Health Symptoms of Mold Exposed


Discussion of the apparent connection between moldy homes in an Aboriginal community and a suicide epidemic.

The Rot



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Giles Meehan discusses the locations effect.


Dr. Janis Bell on hyperreactivity.

Am I “Allergic to Life”? 


My Chemical-Free House on avoidance.

Practicing Mould Avoidance


Giles Meehan on the locations effect.

Where Are You with M.E.?


Hybrid Rasta Mama on cross-contamination of possessions.

Walking Away from Toxic Mold


My Chemical-Free House on using ozone to try to address cross-contamination of possessions after mold growth has been removed.

Using Ozone to Remediate Toxins


Biotoxin Journey on saving the car.

Clean Driving Machine


Joey Tuan on converting a cargo trailer into a mobile refuge.

A Toxin-Free Home for $7000



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Chris Kresser interviews Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker.

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker on CIRS


Dr. Raj Patel on treatment.

Treatment of Mold Illness


A medical journal article on treatment by Dr. Janette Hope.

A Review of the Mechanism of Injury and Treatment


Dr. Joseph Brewer and Dr. Neil Nathan discuss the treatment approaches they use.

Mold Toxicity

Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mold Toxicity


Dr. Jill Carnahan on how she diagnoses and treats mold illness.

Breaking the Mold


An article on natural treatment options in Townsend Letter.

Mold and Mycotoxins


Dave Asprey on how he recovered from mold-related illness.

Why Your Home May be Hurting You


Suzanne Somers on healing.

Suzanne Somers Reveals How to Heal from Toxic Overload


Kurt and Lee Ann Billings share how they recovered from mold illness.

Starve Mold Out of Your Body


Andrea Fabry on healing.

Toxic Mold Treatment Options


Medical Medium on recovering from mold-related illness.

Healing from Mold Exposure


My Chemical-Free House on treatments reported by patients to reduce environmental reactivities.

How To Bring Down Chemical and Mould Sensitivities


Ampligen4ME on exercising in pristine places.

Exercise As Detox


Biotoxin Wars on why cholestyramine can produce a Herxheimer reaction.

High-Dose EPA/DHA Fish Oil, Cholestyramine, and the Herx Reaction




Julie Rehmeyer hikes in New Mexico after starting mold avoidance.


Dave Asprey interviews mold survivor James Baber.

The Hidden Dangers of Toxic Mold


Julie Rehmeyer’s story.

Constant Vigilance


Jill Neimark’s story.

The Camping Cure


Kim Goodwin’s story.

How I Discovered I Was a Mold Warrior


Karri-Leigh Mastrangelo’s story.

Catching the Killer in Our Home


Andrea Fabry on her family’s experiences.

Lessons from Our Mold Exposure

Toxins in Our Home


Erik Johnson’s story.

My Name is Erik Johnson



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Andrea and Chris Fabry

Additional Issues

Chris Fabry on how men often respond to talk about mold issues.

My Wife is Crazy!

Men and Health


Dr. Keith Berndtson on why mold has remained largely under the radar screen.

The Invisible Disease


Andrea Fabry on legal issues.

Toxic Mold and the Law





Andrea Fabry’s beginner’s guide to toxic mold.

Is Your House Making You Sick?

Is Your House Making You Sick? – Book Review


Dr. Neil Nathan’s book on mold illness treatment.

Mold & Mycotoxins

Mold & Mycotoxins – Book Review


Suzanne Somers on recovering from environmental toxicity, especially mold toxicity.


Tox-Sick – Long Preview


Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker discusses a variety of mold topics.

State of the Art Answers to 500 Mold Questions


Sarah Riley Mattson discusses healing from mold-related illness by getting into nature.

Camp Like a Girl

Camp Like a Girl – Book Review


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