Toxic mold illness -Ignorance and denial

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That turned into an ad so subtly that I had my credit card half out my wallet before I snapped out of it. :)
Seriously, though, do you have personal experience with activated charcoal as a way to fight mould?
I know, right? But it has a disclaimer in it somewhere to eventually let you know. I know it's used for odor control, but I have no experience using it for mold. I'm not ready to dismiss it yet until I do some more research. Then of course I would shop around to see who had the best deal on bagged activated charcoal. I got a mini-fridge sized dehumidifier to keep the air drier because it gets humid here. Plus it's good for drying up the air after showers, boiling water, etc. The one I've got is on casters so it can just be rolled to different parts of the house. Also have some of the bigger Holmes air cleaners (the ones about the size of a box fan) and they work great but the replacement hepa filters cost a bit. My vacuum (upright Bissel) also has hepa filtration in it.
 






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Leviticus 14:33-53 King James Version (KJV)
33 And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

34 When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;

35 And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:

36 Then the priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest go into it to see the plague, that all that is in the house be not made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house:

37 And he shall look on the plague, and, behold, if the plague be in the walls of the house with hollow strakes, greenish or reddish, which in sight are lower than the wall;

38 Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days:

39 And the priest shall come again the seventh day, and shall look: and, behold, if the plague be spread in the walls of the house;

40 Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean place without the city:

41 And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean place:

42 And they shall take other stones, and put them in the place of those stones; and he shall take other morter, and shall plaister the house.

43 And if the plague come again, and break out in the house, after that he hath taken away the stones, and after he hath scraped the house, and after it is plaistered;

44 Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house; it is unclean.

45 And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.

46 Moreover he that goeth into the house all the while that it is shut up shall be unclean until the even.

47 And he that lieth in the house shall wash his clothes; and he that eateth in the house shall wash his clothes.

48 And if the priest shall come in, and look upon it, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plaistered: then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.

49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:

50 And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:

51 And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:

52 And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet:

53 But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.
 






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From personal experience as well - with quick and low maintenance solution - daily and regularly for the rest of one's life.

1. Diluted bleach in a spray bottle, sprayed on surfaces and in the air - learned from a Chemical Engineer that bleach is not as environment unfriendly as I thought it was, because is breaks down quickly to plain salt!

2. Mould seems to come simply from varying degrees of dust + moisture + warmth + darkness? so regular vacuuming goes a long way.

3. Drink a bit of diluted apple cider vinegar every day, and take some ginger daily as well. Diluted lemon juice probably as well.
 






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From personal experience as well - with quick and low maintenance solution - daily and regularly for the rest of one's life.

1. Diluted bleach in a spray bottle, sprayed on surfaces and in the air - learned from a Chemical Engineer that bleach is not as environment unfriendly as I thought it was, because is breaks down quickly to plain salt!

2. Mould seems to come simply from varying degrees of dust + moisture + warmth + darkness? so regular vacuuming goes a long way.

3. Drink a bit of diluted apple cider vinegar every day, and take some ginger daily as well. Diluted lemon juice probably as well.
Been wanting to reply but kept forgetting. I'm sorry you've been affected too Phithx and thank you for sharing. I get angry still from this horrible experience. It has turned my life upside down but doing my best to remain positive and thinking it could have been worse.
I recently found mold on a wall that hasn't been painted over yet and I poured ACV and the mold looks dead. It's not bright colored and it looks dried up. I recommend AVC more than bleach, not only is it safer, it really works. ;)
 






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Been wanting to reply but kept forgetting. I'm sorry you've been affected too Phithx and thank you for sharing. I get angry still from this horrible experience. It has turned my life upside down but doing my best to remain positive and thinking it could have been worse.
I recently found mold on a wall that hasn't been painted over yet and I poured ACV and the mold looks dead. It's not bright colored and it looks dried up. I recommend AVC more than bleach, not only is it safer, it really works. ;)
Thank-you for your reply Glad 2 know, and understood, thank-you.
 






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For interest sake:

Study: Vinegar Kills Germs Just as Well or Better than Top 6 Commercial Cleaners

 






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Yes, mould is a slow killer. So probably best to never let it get a foothold.
I have become somewhat paranoid about it. I'm always checking to see if I find any in in high-moisture areas. I kinda laugh about it now because before I cared but now it's like I'm constantly on a mission :oops:
 






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For interest sake:

Study: Vinegar Kills Germs Just as Well or Better than Top 6 Commercial Cleaners
LOVED the article Phithx It's informative, concise and true. I love the power of these two. Excellent for those of us that are looking for more environmentally friendly products :D
 






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For interest sake:

Study: Vinegar Kills Germs Just as Well or Better than Top 6 Commercial Cleaners
I recommend these to people I know. I cringe when I see lysol or bleach or any toxic cleaner. This is off topic but I know two acquaintances that used bleach to clean everything like there is no tomorrow. One of them fgot some type of bone cancer in her leg and the other one developed a very debilitating condition. Coincidence? I think not.
 






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I recommend these to people I know. I cringe when I see lysol or bleach or any toxic cleaner. This is off topic but I know two acquaintances that used bleach to clean everything like there is no tomorrow. One of them fgot some type of bone cancer in her leg and the other one developed a very debilitating condition. Coincidence? I think not.
Oh interesting, thank-you.
 






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I recommend these to people I know. I cringe when I see lysol or bleach or any toxic cleaner. This is off topic but I know two acquaintances that used bleach to clean everything like there is no tomorrow. One of them fgot some type of bone cancer in her leg and the other one developed a very debilitating condition. Coincidence? I think not.
Could there be a bit of the curses of The Law playing out with that one lady? going against The Law in some others ways too, apart from harming the environment.

Deuteronomy 28:35 The "I AM" shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
 






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Curious question: When I was at my natural doc and she drew a dry blood on me, she said I had mold in my blood. I have grown up within whats called a "sick house" and after that a little cottage I just found out has mold. What are the symptoms of this and is it enough to move and it'll heal itself or does one has to take measures?
 






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Curious question: When I was at my natural doc and she drew a dry blood on me, she said I had mold in my blood. I have grown up within whats called a "sick house" and after that a little cottage I just found out has mold. What are the symptoms of this and is it enough to move and it'll heal itself or does one has to take measures?
Not much experience of being infected by it, but I know from others to take it very seriously.

It's a slow killer.

Some solutions provided above.
 






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