Here is an overview about mold and mold-related issues: different types of mold, health concerns, effective and safe remediation, avoidance, and recovery for those affected by a mold-sourced illness. Included is a list of resources you can use to research mold yourself. The more discernment we have on this topic, the more effective the actions we can take to both eliminate mold exposure and prevent future possible exposure.*
I was recently made aware of the movie Moldy, a documentary by mold survivor Dave Asprey. Dave was chronically unwell all of his early life, and later found himself at the height of a successful Silicon Valley career ill and increasingly unable to think clearly, in danger of losing his livelihood. After a long inquiry, he realized that the mold exposure from his childhood as well as a currently moldy living space were robbing him of his health and ability to use his brain. I recommend watching this as a starting point for appreciating what the issues are and how serious mold exposure can be. You can watch the movie online for about $10. **
Moldy includes several interviews from MDs discussing the many health conditions which can be directly caused by mold exposure. Because there’s such ignorance about mold effects in both the medical profession and the public, the source of these conditions may not be identified correctly and those affected won’t receive appropriate treatment, their symptoms remaining debilitating and chronic. Here is a typical list of conditions which can be mold exposure-related:
And, from Lloyd Burrell, electromagnetic field expert and educator from www.electricsense.com:
The presence of elevated EMF exposure levels and Wifi in a building both increases mold’s rate of growth, and encourages mutations of the mold into forms which may be more toxic.
Confusion about whether or not mold is a big concern comes in part from these factors:
Understanding what creates conditions for mold to grow, from a Baubiologist
* I am not a mold specialist nor a medical practitioner. Information provided for educational purposes only. I include mold awareness information as part of the Feng Shui practice of creating safe and healthy environments.
** I have no business affiliation with Dave Asprey, the movie Moldy, or any other professional or service mentioned in this article. Recommendations are for education only, and everyone is encouraged to investigate widely.