Mold Illness Discussion Forums

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All-metal buildings used as a residence by mold avoider Karen Dean while living in the remote southwestern New Mexico desert.


Following is a list of discussion forums related to the topic of toxic mold illness or mold avoidance.



Mold Avoiders is a recovery help forum with the goal of encouraging discussions of mold avoidance and related healing activities. It is presented by Paradigm Change and Rabbit Hole.

Discussions take place in the Facebook group and in a standalone forum. (The standalone forum also includes some archived discussions from the Facebook group.)

The foundation for Mold Avoiders is the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance, written by Lisa Petrison and Erik Johnson. It is required reading for participation in the forums.


Recovery and Support Groups – Facebook


Advocacy Toxic Mold Victims

Societal factors facing mold sufferers.


All Things Mold

Discussion group with emphasis on problems faced by those affected by Hurricane Sandy.


Better Together

A group on recovering from chronic illness with a strong mold avoidance focus.


Biotoxin Resources

A group for sharing and discussing science-based articles about mold/biotoxin illness.


Black Mold Kills

A group discussing the dangers of Stachybotrys (also known as black mold).


Christian Holy Spirit Guided Biotoxin Support Group

A group for Christians to encourage one another in the Holy Spirit.


Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome 

Discussion of biotoxin illness, Lyme and mold.


Dancing with Biotoxins

A group exploring the psychospiritual aspects of biotoxin illness.


Divinely Toxic – Mycotoxins, Mold and You

Discussion of mold-related issues.


Faces of Toxic Mold

Support group for those affected by toxic mold.


Healing Mold, Lyme CIRS, MCS and Biotoxin Illness Support

A group with the goal of allowing patients to compare treatment experiences.


Health Mysteries: Mold, Oxalates, Autism, Metal Dysregulation, Candida

A group for people dealing with difficult-to-treat chronic illness issues.


Kids with Toxic Mold and/or Lyme Exposure

A group for parents of children with toxic mold or Lyme issues.


Living Above Mold, Lyme and Biotoxin Illness

A group on sharing inspiration, encouragement and emotional support for those struggling with biotoxin illness.


Location Effects in the Caribbean and Worldwide

A group for those interested in visiting or moving to good locations in the Caribbean or elsewhere.


Mold 911

Helping individual mold sufferers to cope with their illness.


Mold and Chemical Sensitivity Lifestyle

A group for individuals focused on avoidance of mold and chemical toxicity.


Mold Avoiders On The Road To Recovery Camping & RV’ing

Individuals pursuing mold avoidance share information on living or spending time RV’ing or tent camping.


Mold Help

A group providing answers to mold-related questions.


Mold Recovery Bible Study & Community

An online community to study the Word of God and to pray for and support one another during the recovery process.


Mold Recovery for Family and Kids

A group for parents or caregivers dealing with mold-related issues.


Mold Sensitivity Awareness by NTSG

A group focused on identifying and sharing information to combat the environmental disease of CIRS.


Mold Warriors United

A mold group focused on mold awareness and education, in memory of suicide victim Jared Dussault.


Mould, Mycotoxin, Indoor Air & Human Health

A group providing up-to-date information on the effects of mold on human health.


Research and Discussion Group for HT Affected Persons

An advanced group for those who are familiar with the problem that has been referred to as “Hell Toxin.”


Sick Building Syndrome

Group to raise awareness of the dangers of moldy buildings.


Surviving Mold Illness

A group for mold illness sufferers.


Surviving Toxic Mold

A support and educational group for those affected by toxic mold, focused on natural healing approaches.


The Erik Johnson Effect

A group discussing topics of interest to mold avoidance pioneer Erik Johnson, including the role played by mold toxins in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), the ignoring by researchers of the initial history of CFS, and the prospective future of mold-related illness.


Toxic Black Mold Support Group

A support group for those dealing with mold-related illness.


Toxic Mold and Pets

A group for those with pets affected by mold issues.


Toxic Mold, CIRS and Lyme Disease Support Group

A group focused on discussing the Shoemaker protocol and other therapies for mold-related illness.


Toxic Mold Illness for Dummies 101

Basic information for those afflicted with mold illness.


Toxic Mold, Lyme, CIRS & Biotoxin Illness

A group focused on healing from chronic mold-related illnesses.


Toxic Mold – Rediscovering Health & Wellness

Discussion of a wide variety of therapies for toxic mold illness.


Toxic Mold Supertramps

Discussion from mold sufferers.


Toxic Mold Support Group

A support and discussion group for those injured by toxic mold. The owner of the group is Dr. Mary Short-Ray.


Toxic Mold Symptoms

A group focusing on recovery from illnesses associated with toxic mold exposures.



Housing-Oriented Groups – Facebook


Avoiding Water Damage, Mold, Toxins

A group for sharing science-based information and discussion regarding water-damaged buildings.


Housing for Recovery from Environmental/Biotoxin Illness and ME/CFS

A group with the goal of setting up a non-profit foundation to provide housing for those with hyperreactivities to toxic mold and other substances.


Mold Free Home Remediation

A discussion group related to safety, cleaning, remediation and maintenance of buildings.


Moldies Finding Home

A group for individuals and families with mold illness who are searching for safe housing.


Mold Inspectors, Mold Remediators and More

A group for those interested in mold remediation issues.


Mold Safe Cargo Trailer Conversion Brainstormers

A group that discusses details of trailer choice, caulking, flooring, insulation, windows, wall coverings, insulation and plumbing.


Mold-Safe Housing

Discussion of living environments for those hyperreactive to toxic mold.


Non-Organic Homes

A group discussing housing appropriate for mold-reactive individuals.



Regional GroupS – Facebook


Arizona Mold Group

A group for people in Arizona who have been impacted by mold exposure.


Denver Area Mold Illness Information and Support

A group of mold illness victims living in the Denver area.


EI Canada – MCS, Mould, EHS & Environmental Sensitivities

A group for people from Canada dealing with environmental illness issues.


Mid-Atlantic Mold Illness Support

A group of mold illness victims living in Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas.


Mitten State Moldies

Michigan residents share information about mold illness resources.


Mold Avoiders Europe

A support group for people living in Europe and practicing mold avoidance as described in the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance.


Mould Avoiders New Zealand

A group from mold illness victims in New Zealand.


Mycotoxins from Mold in Ohio

A group for those with mold-related illness from the Ohio area.


Pittsburgh Area Mold Support 

A group about mold illness for those from the Pittsburgh area.


SoCal EI

Group for those with mold illness and environmental illness living in Southern California.


Texas Indoor Mold Harvey Aftermath

A group for those dealing with cleanup issues related to Hurricane Harvey.


Toxic Mold Avoidance in New England

A group for individuals living in New England and pursuing mold avoidance.


Toxic Mold Avoidance Southeast

A group for people living with chemical, environmental or mold illness in the southeast U.S.


Toxic Mould Illness Support Australia

A group for Australian mold illness victims.


Tucson Mold Warriors

A group for toxic mold survivors around Tucson.



Additional FORUMS – Non-Facebook


CFS/ME/CFIDS Feel Great Destinations

A Yahoo group on the topic of the importance of location in chronic neuroimmune disease, run by Pol Beith.



A Yahoo group for indoor air quality professionals.


Mold The Severe Reactor

A Yahoo group for those suffering from severe mold hyperreactivity.


My Patient Match

A forum for those with chronic neuroimmune illness, with frequent mold avoidance discussion.


Phoenix Rising: Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities

A section of the ME/CFS website devoted to sensitivities to toxic mold and other substances.


Planet Thrive

Online community of individuals suffering from environmental illness.


Sick Buildings

A Yahoo group on the topic of unhealthy air quality.



Karen Dean’s metal buildings in southwestern New Mexico, shown during the day.


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