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I continue to hear daily from those impacted by toxic mold. I share these excerpts of recent exchanges to help others who may be making a connection between their environment and their health.
  • "We vacated our home almost 2 weeks ago. My daughter has had mysterious health problems for several years such as abdominal pain and vomiting, my son's asthma increasingly got worse, two of my kids have had to follow a gluten-free diet, and one of my sons and myself have developed extreme joint pain, rheumatoid nodules, and joints that seem to pop in and out of place. This past year we all suffered from headaches, hormonal body temperature fluctuations, brain fog, significant fatigue, a heaviness in our chest and a difficulty breathing, thrush, rashes, and yeast infections."
  • "My family and I have lived in this rental home for 1 year but soon after my daughter started having digestive problems. Then she went thru a period of heart palpitations and her doctor referred us to a pediatric cardiologist that said her heart was healthy. Well the list goes on from coughing episodes to shortness of breath, and A LOT of muscle/joint pain and diagnosed with asthma/allergies. She has had many blood samples taken to test for everything imaginable and her doctor just seems puzzled. Everything comes back normal. Recently my daughter has lost her appetite and I started having only in the mornings sneezing episodes with a runny nose also I get itchiness all over my arms and I can't stop scratching. My daughter's doctor finally sat me down yesterday to advise me to check for mold in our home."
  • "I have been sick for almost 6 months now and doctors were not able to figure out why. I've seen a sleep specialist, a gastroenterologist, and now an allergist. I believe I've been sick due to the water leak and mold problem in the basement of my rental unit. I finally put it all together after going away for vacation for a week and suddenly my symptoms were going away."
Mia Harrod and her family left their home last month after realizing the HVAC unit in the attic was making them sick. She wrote this days before they made the decision to leave. At the time her two-month-old kitten was urinating blood.

"I am currently very ill and I feel like I am 88 years old, but I am only 38 years old. I have been sick for years, probably since 2004. We had some water leaks in our home and we fixed the problem, but we never thought that we needed to clean out and remove the floor, the ceiling or the drywall. Instead we put tile on the floor and painted the ceilings to cover up the brown water stains.

"My 2 small children and I have remained constantly sick for years in this home.

"I have had chronic bronchitis and lung infections, they found fungus in my lungs. I became allergic to things that I was never allergic to before like cats, dogs, dust, dust mites, mold spores, trees, pollen etc... I was never allergic to these things before, but at age 35 or 36 I started to become allergic to everything and I got asthma at age 36, which I found to be very odd. I went to doctor, after doctor, after doctor and was desperate for help, but nobody could help me."

For more on Mia's story, see this news article.