Mold Avoidance Guide Links

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Note: This is a list of suggested information and product links for the preliminary version of the book A Beginner’s Guide to Mold Avoidance.

More about the book can be found on the Avoidance page.

Information about the toxic mold experiences of Suzanne Somers and other prominent individuals can be found on the Mold Stories page.

 

Chapter 1 – Introduction

An article on the science of mold toxins:

http://whyfiles.org/2012/after-the-flood-the-menace-of-mold/

 

A discussion by Dave Asprey of some of the effects of mold toxins in homes:

https://www.bulletproofexec.com/how-your-house-can-make-you-weak/

 

Dr. Joseph Mercola on the topic of toxic mold in homes:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/25/poor-indoor-air-quality-could-be-jeopardizing-your-health.aspx

 

Dr. Rick Sponaugle writes about the topic of mold, toxins and chemicals in Suzanne Somers’ book “Bombshell”:

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0245/5023/files/bombshell-bonus-chapter.pdf

 

Suzanne Somers interviews Dr. Sponaugle about the variety of symptoms that toxic mold can cause:

http://blog.suzannesomers.com/?p=41

 

A brief article on some symptoms associated with toxic mold exposures:

http://www.alternativemedicine.com/alternative-medicine/features/health-hazards-mold

 

Dr. Keith Berndtson on why toxic mold illness has remained an invisible disease:

http://www.survivingmold.com/community/the-invisible-disease

 

A Paradigm Change article by Erik Johnson and Lisa Petrison, considering the idea that many modern diseases may be related to toxicity:

http://paradigmchange.me/wp/?p=1

 

Case studies of individuals affected by toxic mold:

http://www.paradigmchange.me/how-i-survived-toxic-mold.html

 

Additional Mold Illness Stories:

http://www.paradigmchange.me/mold-illness-info/mold-stories/

 

A study about the ability of mold VOC’s to create neurological harm:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131111161430.htm

 

Links to articles about the ability of mold to transform materials into nanoparticles:

http://www.paradigmchange.me/mold-illness-info/media-articles/nanoparticles-articles.pdf

 

 

Chapter 2 – History

Lisa Petrison’s previous book, “Back from the Edge,” details Erik Johnson’s story:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EDGEHT2

 

Chapter 23 in Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s book “Mold Warriors” was written by Erik Johnson:

http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Mold-Life-Dangerous-Buildings-ebook/dp/B004NSVIYM/

 

Chapter 17 in Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s book “Surviving Mold” was written by Erik Johnson:

http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Mold-Life-Dangerous-Buildings-ebook/dp/B004NSVIYM/

 

ME/CFS patient Jeri McClure Kurre discusses learning about mold avoidance from Erik Johnson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbcR9f7hwow

 

Chapter 3 – Overview

A video by Giles Meehan summarizing the use of mold avoidance for M.E. patients:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pevS0mxKs-8

 

Chapter 5 – Hyperreactivity

Dr. Joseph P. Klein Sr. discusses his own hyperreactivity to Stachybotrys:

http://www.stachy.5u.com/

 

Dr. Janis Bell discusses the toxic mold hyperreactivity component of her ME/CFS:

http://phoenixrising.me/archives/20300

 

Chapter 6 – Skeptics

Andrea Fabry writes about the very specific effects of the mold from the house that made her family sick:

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/07/encounter-krytonite.html

 

Chapter 7 – Sources of Exposure

Neurasthenia patient Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote about her reactions to a moldy home in a short story called “The Yellow Wallpaper,” published in 1899:

http://www.paradigmchange.me/mold-illness-info/the-yellow-wallpaper.pdf

 

“The New York Times” covered the story of mold victim Melinda Ballard in 2001:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/12/magazine/haunted-by-mold.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

 

Chapter 8 – Toxins

A discussion of the mechanism by which non-toxic molds might trigger negative reactions in some mold avoiders:

http://www.cfsmethylation.blogspot.com/2012/04/better-than-view-more-hawaii.html

 

Chapter 9 – Unmasking

 

Chapter 10 – The Sabbatical

An article on the importance of the mold avoidance sabbatical in one M.E. patient’s recovery:

http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2014/05/02/constant-vigilance-julie-rehmeyers-mecfs-recovery-story/

 

A summary of the improvements that one moderately affected ME/CFS patient experienced during a sabbatical at Joshua Tree National Park:

http://ramblingsearcher.blogspot.com/2012/02/experiment-in-desert.html

 

Chapter 11 – Intensification Response

 

Chapter 12 – Sabbatical Location

The Paradigm Change blog post “Outdoor Toxins of Relevance to Mold Illness Patients”:

http://paradigmchange.me/wp/?p=759

 

The Locations Effect forum:

http://locationseffect.proboards.com/index.cgi?

 

The Locations Effect Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LocationsEffect

 

Kelly Einbinder discussed trying out different locations with the goal of finding one that felt good to her in her blog:

http://mypostapocalypticlife.wordpress.com/

 

Chapter 13 – Sabbatical Possessions

 

Chapter 14 – Sabbatical Shelter

 

Chapter 15 – What About a Tent in the Backyard?

 

Chapter 16 – The Return Home

 

Chapter 17 – A Sabbatical Alternative

 

Chapter 18 – After the Sabbatical

Model Trina Clark discusses having to move dozens of times during the first few years of doing mold avoidance in this video:

http://video214.com/play/WNm2cNg8ax0Vm1As2GjeSQ/s/dark

 

Janis Bell discusses the difficulties involved in finding a good home:

http://www.cfsmethylation.blogspot.com/2013/10/housing.html

 

A blog by a new mold avoider subsequent to a successful sabbatical:

http://easysafefree.blogspot.com/

 

Chapter 19 – Dealing with Possessions

The Fabry family discuss leaving behind all their possessions after fleeing their moldy home in this CBN news story from 2009:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnEBoj29sqw

 

Andrea Fabry discusses dealing with possessions:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2010/05/why-dumpsters.html

 

Andrea Fabry discusses cross-contamination of their family’s cars:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2011/02/our-vehicle-journey.html

 

Shemane Nugent (wife of rock musician Ted Nugent) blogs about how her family left all their own possessions back in their moldy Michigan home:

http://shemanenugent.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-husband-ted-was-tossing-and-turning.html

 

Chapter 20 – Avoidance Over Time

A new mold avoider discussed making sufficient progress via mold avoidance to abandon the idea of trying the expensive drug Ampligen:

http://ampligen4me.wordpress.com/

 

Jonathan Lee Wright described living outdoors for several years in order to avoid mold in an article in the “Denver Post”:

http://www.paradigmchange.me/mold-illness-info/mold-stories/jonathan-lee-wright.html

 

M.E. patient Janis Bell wrote in detail about her initial experiences pursuing mold avoidance during 2011-2012 in her blog, “Search for the Cure”:

http://cfsmethylation.blogspot.com/

 

A summary of the Fabry family’s experiences recovering from a long toxic mold exposure:

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/02/our-familys-story-timeline-of-events.html

 

Chapter 21 – Evaluating Residences

Andrea Fabry discusses helping to choose an apartment for her mold-injured children:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2011/05/apartment-inspection.html

 

A new mold avoider living in apartments in the western half of the U.S. discusses her journey:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzRza8CJCy1-jzIrPLKuhs4x8zt8Z8vM9

 

Chapter 22 – Tent Camping

Mold avoider Jill Neimark discusses her experiences with extended tent camping:

http://aeon.co/magazine/being-human/environmental-illness-cured-by-camping/

 

“The Best In Tent Camping” book series (this one is on Utah):

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Tent-Camping-Concrete-Portable-ebook/dp/B005HBYST6/

 

BLM dispersed camping information:

http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/st__george/recreation/camping/dispersed_camping.html

 

Photos of a typical travel center shower:

http://www.pilotflyingj.com/showers

 

An article about showering at travel centers (with more info in the comments):

http://guide2homelessness.blogspot.com/2004/10/truck-stops.html

 

Chapter 23 – Camping Gear

Small REI tent with lots of mesh for ventilation:

http://www.rei.com/product/845482/rei-half-dome-4-tent

 

Large Big Agnes tent:

http://www.rei.com/product/846639/big-agnes-tensleep-station-6-tent

 

LL Bean screen room tent:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68613

 

LL Bean screen room:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/58395

 

Shelter providing protection from sun and rain:

http://www.rei.com/product/782087/caddis-aluminum-rapid-shelter-8-x-8

 

Heavy steel tent stakes:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-10-Inch-Steel-Tent-Stakes/dp/B002HU086C/

 

Tent stake mallet:

http://www.amazon.com/Coghlans-9460-Tent-Peg-Mallet/dp/B000E24HKS/

 

Classic Therm-a-Rest Base Camp sleeping pad:

http://www.rei.com/product/848567/therm-a-rest-basecamp-sleeping-pad-

 

Thicker Therm-a-Rest Luxury Map sleeping pad:

http://www.rei.com/product/848568/therm-a-rest-luxurymap-sleeping-pad-

 

REI Comfort Cot:

http://www.rei.com/product/765277/rei-comfort-cot

 

LL Bean Flannel Camp Pillow:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78657

 

LL Bean Down Camp Pillow:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78115

 

Synthetic REI mummy sleeping bag:

http://www.rei.com/product/794797/rei-lumen-sleeping-bag-

 

Warm flannel-lined rectangular sleeping bag from LL Bean:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78659

 

Thick fleece sleeping bag liner:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/43014

 

Lightweight polyester sleeping bag liner:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/45858

 

LL Bean oversized fleece throw blanket:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/78403

 

Throw-size electric blanket:

http://www.amazon.com/Sunbeam-Microplush-Camelot-Cuddler-Electric/dp/B001VMFI3K/

 

REI microfiber camping towel:

http://www.rei.com/product/832936/

 

Waffle-weave cotton towels:

http://gildentree.com/p-197-modern-design-waffle-weave-bath-towel.aspx

 

Waffle-weave cotton robe:

http://gildentree.com/p-154-waffle-weave-kimono-spa-robe.aspx

 

Zodi outdoor shower:

http://www.amazon.com/ZODI-Outback-Gear-Travel-Shower/dp/B000X4IAMS/

 

Ecotemp outdoor shower:

http://www.amazon.com/Eccotemp-L5-Portable-Tankless-Outdoor/dp/B000TXOJQ4/

 

NEMO Helio pressure shower:

http://www.rei.com/product/850667/nemo-helio-pressure-shower#tabs

 

Solar shower:

http://www.rei.com/product/758045/sea-to-summit-pocket-shower#tabs

 

Camping shovel:

http://www.rei.com/product/407009/u-dig-it-stainless-steel-hand-shovel

 

Coleman two-burner camp stove:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000005189-Two-Burner-Propane-Stove/dp/B00005OU9D/

 

Coleman grill:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-PerfectFlow-Insta-Start-Propane/dp/B000BPHNK4/

 

Coleman grill stove:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-PerfectFlow-Insta-Start-Grill/dp/B000BPEE4M/

 

Lodge cast-iron grill pan:

http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-L8SGP3-Pre-Seasoned-Square-10-5-inch/dp/B0000CF66W/

 

Coleman camp oven:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-5010D700T-Camp-Oven/dp/B0009PURJA

 

Solar oven:

http://www.amazon.com/Sunflair-Portable-Solar-Cookware-Included/dp/B008S47I8M/

 

Aeropress coffee maker:

http://www.amazon.com/Aeropress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0047BIWSK/

 

Non-electric drip coffee maker:

http://www.amazon.com/GSI-Outdoors-79480-Collapsible-Coffee/dp/B002YT2CII/

 

Engel refrigerator:

http://www.amazon.com/Engel-MT35-AC-Portable-Refrigerator/dp/B004OBMCG6/

 

Norcold refrigerator/freezer:

http://www.amazon.com/Norcold-NRF-60-Capacity-Refrigerator-Freezer/dp/B004ZMC8X6/

 

A discussion of refrigerators by mold avoider Janis Bell:

http://www.cfsmethylation.blogspot.com/2011/09/ready-set-go.html

 

Traditional enamelware camping dishes:

http://gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/sierra_table_set-_blue/enamelware

 

Camping mug:

http://www.amazon.com/Trudeau-Board-Room-Black-Leatherette/dp/B0009P34RW/

 

Insulated carafe:

http://www.amazon.com/Thermos-TGS1500P6-51-Ounce-Stainless-Steel-Carafe/dp/B000U8IX8I

 

Inverter that converts power from the cigarette lighter to electricity:

http://www.amazon.com/outlets-inverter-adapter-notebook-MRI3011BU/dp/B004MDXS0U/

 

Solar panel kit:

http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Panel-Starter-100W-Monocrystalline/dp/B00BFCNFRM/

 

Kindle with a long battery life:

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Ereader-ebook-reader/dp/B007HCCNJU/

 

Recipe book focused on using fresh ingredients in slow cookers:

http://www.amazon.com/Your-Mothers-Slow-Cooker-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B0022NGAHA

 

Immersion blender useful for making soups or smoothies:

http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-CSB-79-200-watt-Immersion-Attachments/dp/B00AN9UJ68/

 

Comfortable REI camping chair:

http://www.rei.com/product/765272/rei-comfort-low-chair

 

Camping recliner chair:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/81296

 

REI camping stool:

http://www.rei.com/product/765283/rei-trail-stool

 

Camping table:

http://www.rei.com/product/765280/rei-camp-roll-table

 

Small low camping table:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/73701?page=18-inch-base-camp-side-table

 

Bright battery-operated lantern:

http://www.rei.com/product/807909/black-diamond-apollo-lantern

 

Coleman Dual Fuel lantern:

http://www.rei.com/product/410078/coleman-dual-fuel-2-mantle-lantern

 

Rain jacket that folds away compactly:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/68168

 

Hiking poles:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/54207

 

Hiking staff:

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/42993

 

Coleman battery-operated ceiling fan:

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Cool-Zephyr-Ceiling-Light/dp/B00168XMD2

 

Instant heat body warmer:

http://www.rei.com/product/730875/grabber-mega-warmer

 

Chapter 24 – MECU

 

Chapter 25 – Choosing the MECU

Janis Bell discusses MECU issues:

http://www.cfsmethylation.blogspot.com/2012/06/safe-and-mobile-housing.html

 

Chapter 26 – MECU Conversion

Joey Tuan discusses the improvements that he made as a result of living in a custom cargo trailer:

http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2014/01/27/despair-life-again-healclick-founder-joeys-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-story/

 

Joey Tuan summarizes information on how to convert a cargo trailer for avoidance purposes:

http://blog.healclick.com/uncategorized/build-toxin-free-home-on-budget

 

Chapter 27 – MECU Plumbing

 

Chapter 28 – Super Toxin Overview

Janis Bell discusses an encounter with a particularly bad toxin:

http://www.cfsmethylation.blogspot.com/2011/11/learning-about-contamination.html

 

Chapter 29 – Super Stachy

 

Chapter 30 – Mystery Toxin

 

Chapter 31 – Hell Toxin

 

Chapter 32 – Stealth Toxin

 

Chapter 33 – Detecting Mold

An article on using shifts in mood to detect mold exposures by Erik Johnson and Lisa Petrison:

http://paradigmchange.me/wp/?p=440

 

An article by Lisa Petrison on using a pulse test to identify problem environments:

http://livingcleaninadirtyworld.me/2014/08/11/using-a-pulse-test/

 

Andrea Fabry discusses the importance of intuition in detecting environmental mold:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2012/02/haunted-house-hunt.html

 

MyBasis health tracker:

http://www.mybasis.com/basis-fitness-tracker-product-tour/

 

Chapter 34 – The Power Curve

 

Chapter 35 – Controlling Cross-Contamination

 

Chapter 36 – Decontamination

Double Detox Soap – Just So

http://justso.co/product/double-detox/

 

Detox Soap – Collective Wellbeing

http://www.collectivewellbeing.com/detox-bar-soap.html

 

EDTA Soap – Holistic Heal

http://www.holisticheal.com/edta-soap.html

 

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo

http://www.amazon.com/Giovanni-Invigorating-Shampoo-8-5-Ounce-Bottles/dp/B001ET788S/

 

Chapter 37 – Remediating Cross-Contaminations

Vulpex

http://cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn27/wn27-1/wn27-106.pdf

 

Chapter 38 – Laundry

Wonderwash:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Laundry-Alternative-Wonderwash/dp/B002C8HR9A/

 

MobileWasher specialty plunger:

http://www.amazon.com/MobileWasher-Operating-Washing-Machine-Emergencies/dp/B003SQ7I5S/

 

Spin dryer:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Laundry-Alternative-Nina-Dryer/dp/B00CDWTQKI

 

Homemade laundry soap powder:

http://www.momsaware.org/laundry/44-homemade-laundry-soap.html

 

Janis Bell writes about laundry issues:

http://www.cfsmethylation.blogspot.com/2012/10/laundry-issues.html

 

Chapter 39 – Outdoor Toxins

A video by Giles Meehan on the locations effect:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNOWIr40TtI

 

Paradigm Change blog about outdoor toxins:

http://paradigmchange.me/wp/?p=759

 

Locations Effect forum:

http://locationseffect.proboards.com

 

Locations Effect Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LocationsEffect?ref_type=bookmark

 

Feel Great Destinations Yahoo group:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CFS_CFIDS_ME/info

 

 

Chapter 40 – Water Contamination

A database of spring water sites:

http://www.findaspring.com/

 

Chapter 41 – Compensating for Exposures

An article on enhancing blood volume in ME:

http://www.cortjohnson.org/treating-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-mecfs/enhancing-blood-volume-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-mecfs-and-fibromyalgia/

 

An article on the use of saline IV’s to counter orthostatic intolerance in ME:

http://www.occupycfs.com/2014/07/28/iv-saline-magic-juice/

 

Chapter 42 – Detoxification

 

Chapter 43 – Detoxification: Cells

A book about the Gerson Therapy:

http://www.amazon.com/Gerson-Therapy-Nutritional-Program-Illnesses-ebook/dp/B006T5C5PS


Chapter 44 – Detoxification: Drainage

An article on using massage to address fibromyalgia issues:

http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2014/07/16/fighting-pain-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-trigger-point-myofascial-therapy/

 

Chapter 45 – Detoxification: Liver & Gall Bladder

An article by a mold survivor on the helpfulness of coffee enemas for her:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2011/08/candid-colon-cleansing-conversation.html

 

Information on doing a cleanse of the liver and gallbladder:

http://healthybliss.net/gallstone-liver-flush-recipe-cleanse-info/

 

Chapter 46 – Detoxification: Intestinal Tract
A source of compounded cholestyramine:

http://www.rxandhealth.com/compounding/products

 

A video and website about self-care for abdominal adhesions:

http://www.abdominaladhesiontreatment.com/videos.html

 

Chapter 47 – Detoxification: Sweating

A near infrared sauna for home use:

http://www.saunaspacellc.com

 

A clamp lamp appropriate for an infrared bulb:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XV8QOU/

 

Chapter 48 – Food

An article by Dr. Joseph Mercola on the role of diet in treating toxic mold illness:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/01/recovery-from-toxic-mold-exposure.aspx

 

Dave Asprey interviews Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker about mycotoxins in foods and other topics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf9Q8JkuW2U

 

An article about food appropriate for those recovering from mold illness by Lisa Petrison:

http://livingcleaninadirtyworld.me/2014/02/24/should-you-eat-potatoes/

 

An article on the relationship between probiotics and histamine intolerance:

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/why-yogurt-and-probiotics-make-you-fat-and-foggy/

 

An article on stevia:

http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/04/25/stevia-food-babe-investigates/

 

Chapter 49 – Pathogens

A water ozonator:

http://www.foreverozone.com

 

Super Good Stuff Nasal Wash:

http://www.supergoodstuff.com/nasal-wash.html

 

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s treatment of MARCoNS:

http://www.survivingmold.com/faq/marcons

 

BEG nasal spray:

http://www.woodlandhillspharmacy.com/beg_nasal_spray.html

 

Discussion of treating sinus infections with baby shampoo:

http://chriskresser.com/the-highly-effective-but-little-known-treatment-for-chronic-sinusitis

 

Chapter 50 – Medical Care

A paper by Dr. Keith Berndtson on the science of mold illness:

http://www.survivingmold.com/docs/Berndtson_essay_2_CIRS.pdf

 

A slide presentation by Dr. Keith Berndtson on the science of mold illness:

http://www.slideshare.net/keithberndtson/mold-toxicity-syndrome-cirs

 

A video interview with Dr. Raj Patel on mold illness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnEBoj29sqw

 

Laboratory tests recommended by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker to diagnose mold illness:

http://www.survivingmold.com/diagnosis/lab-tests

 

A summary of the HLA DR genetics of mold illness by Dr. Dave Ou:

http://www.drdaveou.com/blog/?p=406

 

A peer-reviewed paper by Dr. Janette Hope on treating mold illness:

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/tswj/2013/767482/

 

An article on treating mold illness in the publication Townsend Letter:

http://www.betterhealthguy.com/mycotoxins

 

A paper on the role of mycotoxin in M.E. by Dr. Joseph Brewer and colleagues:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3920250/

 

A short book by Dr. Mary Beth Short-Ray on mold illness:

http://www.toxic-black-mold-syndrome.com/book-about-toxic-mold.html

 

Dr. Mary Ackerley discusses the ability of toxic mold to trigger psychiatric symptoms:

http://paradigmchange.me/wp/?p=596

 

A published paper detecting mycotoxins in the urine of CFS patients:

http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6651/5/4/605

 

RealTime Laboratories’ mycotoxin test:

http://www.realtimelab.com/healthcare-mold-and-mycotoxin-information

 

Methylation pathways test:

http://www.hdri-usa.com/tests/methylation/

 

23andMe genomic test:

https://www.23andme.com

 

Genetic Genie

http://geneticgenie.org

 

Published paper on VIP:

http://www.survivingmold.com/docs/VIP_published_3_2013.pdf

 

Chapter 51 – Emotional Recovery

Andrea and Chris Fabry discuss rebuilding a spiritually meaningful life after a toxic mold exposure:

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/05/toxic-mold-ordeal.html

 

Andrea Fabry reflects back on her family’s experiences:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2013/10/five-year-reflection.html

 

Chris Fabry writes about the unfairness of toxic mold:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2012/10/its-not-fair.html

 

An article on a recovery from fabric sensitivity via brain retraining:

http://limbicretraining.com/contributors/my-recovery-from-severe-fabric-sensitivity

 

Chapter 52 – Mold-Safe Construction

An article about mold-free building ideas:

http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?entries/mold-free-home-building-ideas.1187/

 

Dave Asprey discusses building a healthy home:

http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/03/mold-in-your-home/

 

A blog focusing on building a mold-safe and chemical-free tiny house as well as a custom trailer:

http://mychemicalfreehouse.blogspot.ca/

 

An article on guidelines for renting or buying a home:

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/02/guidelines-for-buying-or-renting-a-home.html

 

Chapter 53 – Testing & Remediation

A Wall Street Journal article on renovating a townhouse from toxic mold:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323528404578452763290557802

 

Information about the ERMI and HERTSMI-2:

http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/829065/b03c36ab41/ARCHIVE

 

More information about the HERTSMI-2:

http://www.survivingmold.com/diagnosis/hertsmi-2

 

An article about mold-sniffing dogs:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31541-2004Aug25.html

 

A collection of information on dealing with flooding and water events:

http://www.paradigmchange.me/mold-illness-info/flooding-and-water-events/

 

Dr. Joseph Mercola interview Dr. Jack Thrasher home remediation issues:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/30/dr-thrasher-on-the-health-dangers-of-mold.aspx

 

An interview with Dr. Jack Thrasher on remediation issues:

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/01/a-toxicologist-looks-at-mold-remediation.html

 

Dr. Jack Thrasher is interviewed about the ERMI.

http://it-takes-time.com/2013/10/how-to-do-an-ermi-mold-test.html

 

Heather Plude blogs about how her family successfully remediated their home after a severe illness, amongst other mold-related topics:

http://agoodhealthadvocate.com/

 

An article in “The New York Times” about the difficulties of remediating after Hurricane Sandy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/nyregion/response-to-post-hurricane-sandy-mold-is-questioned.html?hp&_r=0

 

An article from 2001 about a family who gave up on their moldy home and all their possessions, arranging to have all of it burned to the ground:

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20134855,00.html

 

A discussion about testing and remediation in “A Beginner’s Guide to Toxic Mold”:

http://it-takes-time.com/2013/01/wheretobegin.html

 

Chapter 54 – Rebuilding a Life

 

Chapter 55 – Managing the Responses of Others

Chris Fabry discusses his reaction to his wife’s insistence on mold avoidance:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-wife-is-crazy.html

 

Chris Fabry consider how men often respond to a toxic mold crisis:

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/07/men-and-health.html

 

Dr. Lisa Nagy discusses marital discord that can occur when toxic mold is an issue:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2010/07/toxic-exposure-and-marriage.html

 

An article on how loved ones can help those recovering from toxic mold illness:

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/03/crazy-mold-people.html

 

Andrea Fabry discusses renters’ issues:

http://www.moldrecovery.blogspot.com/2010/09/renters-options.html

 

CNN discusses the prevalence of mold in schools:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/14/health/school-indoor-air-pollution/index.html

 

Kathleen Manganaro discusses acquiring ME/CFS while working in a moldy school:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkUVlQNQGB0

 

Appendix 1 – Chronic Multisystem Illness

CDC definition for CFS:

http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/case-definition/index.html

 

A Discover magazine article on the relationship between BMAA and ALS:

http://discovermagazine.com/2011/may/22-seafood-toxins-causing-als-alzheimers-parkinsons

 

An article on the mechanisms by which BMAA may contribute to ALS:

http://theconversation.com/toxic-load-blue-green-algaes-role-in-motor-neuron-disease-16041

 

The study comparing the locations of Lyme deaths and MS deaths:

http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/1207/ticks.html

 

Appendix 5 – Disclaimer & Safety Issues

Information about  professional remediation:

http://www.survivingmold.com/legal-resources/environmental