What is the truth about toxic mold? What health issues can arise from exposure to a water-damaged home, office, or school? In this series of short videos, momsAWARE's Andrea Fabry and Kristina Townsend provide helpful insights into the potential aftereffects of water damage and the steps you can take to protect your family's health.
What options are available when testing for mold? Andrea and Kristina discuss air testing and dust sampling, specifically considering ERMI Mold Testing, the Environmental Relative Moldiness Index dust sample test.
There are inherent limitations with any type of mold testing, and often a series of tests is required to identify contaminants in a water-damaged building. Your body's reaction should also be considered when evaluating the health of an indoor environment.
|Does Bleach Remediate Mold?
One of the most common misconceptions surrounding toxic mold concerns the issue of bleach. In this video, Andrea and Kristina discuss the implications of using bleach to solve a mold problem. Why won't bleach work? What other options exist? Don't miss this important information!
|What Is a Mold Exposure?
What is toxic mold? What's the difference between an allergic reaction to mold and an immune response? Andrea and Kristina explain a few of the distinctions.
|Symptoms from Mold Exposure
What are the physical effects of mold exposure? Symptoms vary from person to person and can range from migraines and rashes to cognitive issues, food intolerances, chronic sinusitis, and more. Join Andrea and Kristina for an informative discussion of the signs and symptoms of mold exposure.
What makes some people more susceptible than others to toxic mold? Andrea and Kristina talk about the genetic factors that play a role in the body's ability to handle a toxic exposure.
|I Feel Crazy!
Fungal toxins can affect the brain, altering your emotional state. Neurological symptoms are very real and often misdiagnosed. In this video, Andrea and Kristina discuss the hidden psychological implications of a toxic mold exposure.
|Treatment for Mold Recovery
Treatment for toxic mold exposure varies by individual, but dietary and environmental changes can be key. Andrea and Kristina share recovery lessons learned from their own mold exposure experiences.
|Treatment, Part 2: Detoxing
What does detoxing look like after a toxic exposure? Andrea and Kristina describe the Herxheimer Reaction, detox pacing, and more.
For more information, see our article on Mold Exposure Treatment Options.