Posted by Larry Hoover on October 13, 2003, at 9:35:19
In reply to Re: Toxic Molds » Larry Hoover, posted by EscherDementian on October 13, 2003, at 3:14:33
> I ask for these reasons~
> i moved into my home 8 1/2 years ago. It's a charming cottage in the forest near a lake, but built in 1919.<--That's the original, there has been a bit added on and 'fixer-up' stuff that i have taken on. One of the things that i have been challenged by is mold in the bathroom central in the house. i mean, CENTRAL. To look at the blueprints, it- and a very old fireplace- are in the center, back-to-back. Replacing drywall that had mold "blossoms" and painting has been ineffective. It IS older plumbing, and has had fractional leaks into the rough basement downstairs where the furnace and blowers to the vents throughout the house are located. There is mold there, and some dryrot, which has led me to the descision that the whole bathroom and floor, etc.etc. need to be torn out and remodeled.
> Each time i ask about "toxic mold", repairmen look at their boots and shuffle, then change the subject. Okay, Okay...
I strongly suggest that you spend some time at this site, checking out the various links:
If you suspect a particular genus of contamination (there are identifying clues offered), you can do a search on that genus and the keyword mycotoxin. That will bring you to really specific information.
Here's sort of a starter article on the topic of indoor air quality and mycotoxin exposure:
> Reason #2--
> My symptoms of depression and fatigue and mental "discombobulation" seem to have resparked and cumulatively increased in the few years that i have been here. Finally seeking chemical help because my therapy wasn't accomplishing as it should... (granted, i've had some logical reasons to feel need of assistance)... it's been observed that there is a dramatic change in my mental and emotional processes, just getting out of my home.
That is very consistent with mold/mycotoxin exposure. In fact, it's part of the diagnosis.
> This CAN be attributed purely to psych. reasons, and it can also be explored in terms of unknown physical influences, IMHO. At least, that's something i've been wondering about. At this point, i'm very intent on discovering the sources i need to address in this territory of distress.
Your home could be *why* you have mood problems. Period.
> SOooooo, can you give me some specific directions to look into? Some psych info. to start with? i'd be greatly indebt to you. Researching for myself on this vast internet had me drowning in information overload.
Start from the link I provided above. It has further links to very reliable and conservative information. If you have any further questions, I'd be happy to oblige.
> Thank You in advance, hopefully,
You're welcome. I hope you're ready for the information, ya know? You might be looking at some very serious changes in your life.