Mold Avoiders Poll Results: Most Severe Illness Location


Houston during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

February 23, 2020

This poll was conducted in the Mold Avoiders Facebook group in February 2020.

A total of 123 members participated.

The poll question and most frequent responses follow:


Most Severe Location

Please think back to the time in your life when you were the most sick with chronic ME/CFS/CIRS/POTS/MCAS/Lyme/Fibro/etc. illness. What town or city were you living in at the time?

If you were living in a suburb in a metropolitan area, please just put the name of the major town (such as “Chicago” or “Orlando”) rather than the name of the suburb.

You may add items to this list. 


11% – Houston, TX (13 respondents)

8% – Portland, OR (10 respondents)

7% – Baltimore, MD (8 respondents)

5% – Seattle, WA (6 respondents)

5% – San Diego, CA (6 respondents)

4% – Chicago, IL (5 respondents)

3% – Montreal, Quebec, Canada (4 respondents)

2% – Atlanta, GA (3 respondents)

2% – Orlando, FL (3 respondents)


Two Respondents Each (1% Each)

Austin, TX

Denver, CO

Detroit, MI

Miami, FL

New Orleans, LA

Phoenix, AZ

Richmond, VA

San Francisco, CA

San Jose, CA

Truckee, CA

Tucson, AZ

Wilmington, NC


One Mention Each (Less Than 1% Each)

Akron, OH

Ames, IA

Berkeley, CA

Bloomington, IN

Boston, MA

Boulder, CO

Cairns, Australia

Cincinnati, OH

Dayton, OH

Eugene, OR

Eureka, CA

Fayetteville, AR

Ft. Myers, FL

Ft. Worth, TX

Grand Cayman Island

Grafenwoehr, Germany

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hartford, CT

Hilo, HI

Indianapolis, IN

Ithaca, NY

Kennebunk, ME

London, England

Louisville, KY

Manchester, England

Minneapolis, MN

Monterey, CA

Nashville, TN

New York City, NY

Odense, Denmark

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Paso Robles, CA

Philadelphia, PA

Pioneer Valley, Western MA

Placerville, CA

Port Huron, MI

Reno, NV

Salamanca, Castilla y Lyon, Spain

Shreveport, LA

Temecula, CA

Washington, DC


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