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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mold Victim in Glendale, California Needs Guidance

My Toxic Mold Story is sharing the story of a reader. She needs treatment for toxic mold exposure. Please read her story and if there are any medical doctors out there that specialize in toxic mold exposure, please contact me.

Read her story below:

Please read. I need guidance:I read your story. I live in Glendale Ca. I moved into a studio Oct. 9 th 2009. Started having health issues. ER visits, doctor after doctor. Jan 12th 2010 I get upper GI done. Camera in stomach. Stomach issues, nausea, vomiting, migraines, etc. I showed my landlord the mold after seeing it where I sleep and in the kitchen. I took pictures. I asked to have someone come in and clean it out. He said he was going to change the windows. That it would help.I wrote my landlord a letter that I was moving due to my health conditions in that unit. I moved 3 months later after my 3 rd visit to ER. I moved out to another place. My migraines would come and go. Not as severe. I moved out back to my moms in Nov 2011. I now have a severe sinus infection. ENT offered surgery. I have been telling my primary doctor and every doctor if its due to the exposure to black mold. They all said no its stress. Not to diagnose myself. I saw the ENT. Yesterday Jan 31st 2012. No luck. I choke on my flem at night. Have this horrible nasal drip. I have been to ER twice since this month. Due to allergic reaction to antibiotics for my chronic sinus iinfection. Tomorrow I get approval for Allergist. Im trying to take care of my health. Getting the run around. Im at my moms now. I know once you are exposed you have to seek treatment. I have been at my moms for 3 months. I have had suicidal thoughts because I can't function, not eating, on steroids and antibiotics. Taking off from work. Where can I get tested or treatment. Im not worried about the legal action until I get better. I've looked on the internet this doctor was going to charge me
$ 850 dollars just for a consultation. Im super positive. Now im losing hope. In life . Im just getting the run around. Can you please help me???

Monday, November 28, 2011

Toxic Mold Story from Jennifer Y

Jennifer Y shared her story as a comment on My Toxic Mold Story...

My husband and 2 small children are going through a very similar situation. Our youngest started having breathing issues 3 weeks after moving into our new home. We had no clue what was causing it. He was only 7 months at that time. He has been in and out of the hospital and dr office for the past year. After the last major episode, about 5 weeks ago, where he was fine one night and by the next morning his O2 level was 85%!...We decided enough was enough. We hired inspectors and an attorney. Turns out the man that remodeled the house and sold it to us on a land contract did really shady work. There are fire hazards, structural hazards, and there is mold EVERYWHERE. Our walls are turning to literal mush because of the moisture and mold...he just painted over it and covered it up. We took pictures, we are having the local building inspector and fire marshal come out...and we are suing him. We moved out about 3 weeks ago and are into a new place. You can sue up to 3 or 4 times the amount you put into the home when you are dealing with situations like this. I would definitely not just deal with it. I want this man to not be able to sell or rent homes ever again. This is not his first time doing this either so I'm confident he will be paying the consequences for his greediness and disregard for other's safety. I hope you all take an agressive approach to slime buckets that don't care about your families. They need to be held accountable.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Did Toxic Mold Kill Brittany Murphy and Her Husband?

We were saddened by the news of the death of Brittany Murphy in December of 2009.  She was so young and had her whole life ahead of her.  Then when her husband died in the same house in May of 2010, my husband and I looked at each other and said simultaneously "Toxic Mold".  We forgot about it, until one night, my husband asked "Did they ever find out what killed Brittany Murphy's husband?"  I looked it up and it had just been reported that he died of exactly the same thing that Brittany died from.  Our suspicion of toxic mold became more solidified in our minds, having gone through the nightmare of having toxic mold in our home and the near death of our youngest child (read our story).  [Please note that we are not toxic mold experts.  We are simply a family that has opinions about toxic mold based upon our experiences with toxic mold and hours upon hours of research conducted in an effort to make our environment safe for our family.]

It seems as though we are not the only ones who suspect toxic mold as the possible true cause of death of Brittany and her husband.  TMZ has reported that the home is being investigated for mold issues and People magazine reports that the family spokesman, Roger Neal, released a statement concerning possible mold issues as such:  

"Due to the inferior products used by the builder and sub contractors, the Murphy home had a persistent leak problem," Neal says. "Simon Monjack [hired] an attorney and filed a lawsuit against [them]. In October 2009, to insure the home was safe to occupy, the attorney hired a well-respected company to conduct a full inspection of the home which would include … checking for any possible mold."

Brittany Murphy's mother states that the home is not being investigated for toxic mold and calls these rumors "absurd".  Our opinion is that it isn't absurd to suspect toxic mold for the deaths of two young and otherwise healthy adults and that the leaks within this home should be thoroughly investigated for toxic mold...again. 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Toxic Mold Story from an Anonymous Reader

Anonymous said... Hi There,

I hope your son starts feeling better soon, and stays better.

I am going through something similar right now. I am renting a house, moved in May of 2008. So far my daughter who is 2 has been constantly sick, cold, flu symptoms, sometimes high fever for no apparent reason. In October she had pneumonia which took two rounds of anti-biotics to get rid of. Then she was sick for 7 days with terrible cough and fever of 104 every night. The doctor said it was probably the flu (which it could be) But she has this persistant cough that is worse at night or when she is playing. She is now on two puffers, and they think it may be asthma.

When I moved in there was a leak in the attached garage which was supposed to be fixed. Well the leak was fixed three months later after a huge rain storm and the garage flooded. BUT, they did not remove the drywall and the mould just kept on growing and was a huge spot of black mould. We sent a sample to be tested and it came back with three different types of mold. Alternaria sp., Ulocladium Sp. and Stachybotrys Sp. (which is the bad one) I told the landlord he needed to remove this drywall and I wanted to see what was under it....well when he did the insullation was completely black and him and his brother both said, "It is dirt"...dirt yeah right. I told them that is mold, they said No it is dirt. Also I took pictures of the roof, there is no venting and no vapor barrier in some spots you could see the tar paper or shingle through a hole??

After he told me "No its dirt." I contacted Property Standards Officer (by-law) who came out to investigate and inspect. He ordered them to immediately, within 90 days remove all the moldy insullation, fix the crumbling fire rated drywall that is my masterbedroom wall and scrub, sand and treat the wood with mold resistant paint and then install vapour barrier.

Him and his brother came two weeks later and removed all the drywall and insullation. They had new insullation and drywall up that day!? So now I have no idea if it was even removed or vapour installed etc. I know that in the summer it gets really humid in the garage and I can just bet the mold will be back.

I'm also pretty sure its in the master bedroom wall, it comes partially over the garage. In the corner of my room I can smell a musty, earthy smell, especially in the summer when it's humid.

This is where my daughter and I have slept almost the full two years we have been here. I on now on my 5th sinus infection and we are no longer sleeping or using that room. I can't really afford to have a mold inspector come in to have a look and am afraid to cut a hole in my wall, because I don't want to release any more spores into the home.

I am moving out Feb 1st but my landlord said I need to pay him my last months rent even though I paid first and last. I have a friend who is a paralegal and is going to try and help me. But as far as I am concerned, I am not paying him the rent and I am getting out for my daughters and my health.

Any ideas on how I can check if there is mold in the master bedroom wall that is over the garage? Is there a special camera I can use???

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fourth Hospitalization due to Toxic Mold Exposure

Our youngest son was admtted to the St. Louis Children's Hospital while on a trip to visit family last week.  He was diagnosed with pneumonia for a fourth time.  He was also diganosed with Moderate to Severe Persistent Uncontrolled Asthma which is what causes the pneumonia to form.  This nightmare started when he was exposed to toxic mold in a house we rented from the time of his birth until he was nearly two years old.  His first hospitalization and asthma attack ocurred when he was 18 months old.  He is now four years old and has been hospitalized four times. The type of toxic mold that caused him to have this severe form of asthma is called Chaetomium.  Please read through our blog to learn more about our story.  We hope that by telling our story, we can help other people.

(the picture above shows how much of a struggle it was for our son to breathe even while on oxygen)

Click here to read the full story regarding his most recent hospitalization.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Black Mold Exposure: It Can Happen to You

A new documentary will be released in April of 2009 about black mold exposure.

Black Mold Exposure follows Michael Roland Williams, filmmaker, and Karen Noseff, founder and designer of Fortune Denim, struggling to regain their livelihood and well-being after they were unknowingly exposed to high levels of various molds that had infested Karen’s apartment. The entire 264-unit apartment community was evacuated and closed indefinitely. Michael and Karen claim to have developed allergies and sensitivities to virtually everything, causing them difficulty in finding “safe” housing as well as numerous other bizarre problems that have continued over the last five years.

A growing number of people from all ages and walks of life claim mold made them ill while physicians, lawmakers, and medical associations dispute the validity of these claims. Most of the symptoms of those claiming illness from mold can be caused by, and diagnosed as, any number of other illnesses. There are no standardized methods to measure what molds, at what exposure levels, over what period of time, might cause any given person to become ill.

BLACK MOLD EXPOSURE explores the bizarre illnesses associated with exposure to toxic mold and the film participants’ difficult task of regaining their health and lives in an atmosphere of political and social intolerance and disbelief.

BLACK MOLD EXPOSURE is a first-ever look into the lives of those claiming to be ill from mold and the controversial and volatile climate surrounding it.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

An 18 Month Old Baby Hospitalized due to Toxic Mold

This is a picture of my youngest son in the hospital. This picture was taken during his first hospitalization in March of 2007. He had a severe lung infection in both lungs, reactive airway disease which was later diagnosed as severe, uncontrolled Asthma and an ear infection. He was on oxygen for nearly 3 days, IV fluids, IV antibiotics, Albuteral every four hours around the clock with a nebulizer, Prednisone, Pulmicort etc. Little did we know, two more hospitalizations would occur within the next year. Click HERE and HERE to read about this 18 month old baby's toxic mold story.