Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hawaii: Saving Stuff from Toxic Mold Spore exposure

Angela Kneale is a survivor of Toxic Mold aka Mycotoxin poisoning. What is contained in this page and blog is my personal experiences in living with and reducing symptoms of the Toxic mold strains in MY body and in my belongings. This is my personal journal as many have asked me questions about how I was able to get healthy from Mold Mycotoxin poisoning experiences. Also, I have a resurrection gene.

Several of the people who I meet have difficult emotional issues over the loss of their belongings to the Toxic mold.  So, many mold survivors in Hawaii seem to feel the need to keep clothes, furniture, and other household items. The cost of living for a meager life here is high. They move their belongings to a new location without attempt to use concrobium;- especially clothes & furniture. Financially and for health;- we all know it is better to just throw everything away. The emotional and irrational result is not the same. They positively cringe at the idea of throwing away all of their clothes. Even after putting the clothes in clear bags and seeing mold growth in the clear bag. Even after stating they experience more severe symptoms of toxic mold. 

Toxic Mold spores can be trapped in clothing.  Emitted mycotoxins from such clothing can contribute to external Mycotoxin exposure. These trapped spores can also settle in new homes and have potential to grow and proliferate in the new location.   

What I did, personally, is different. 

I met the Stachyobactrys & Aspergillius molds in a natural indoor/outdoors environment of a rain-forest. After meeting many other Toxic Mold survivors;- this makes my situation entirely different. The Toxic mold was not a result of any interior flooding, so not much indoors was exposed to mold growth. The front bathroom;- stored towels were left at the location. I didn't have contaminated furniture, and the furniture used was already at the location. I normally used a natural laundry wash like Ecos, but switched to the Melaluca Company brand. I purchased a new towel or two as I needed them, and learned not to keep too many towels. An unknown variety of Bathroom mold proliferates most of Hawaii's shower stalls. 

1st thing was to contain my things in see-through storage containers and bags. 
And, the outfit & slippers/flip flops I wore the day I left were thrown out. I got brand new & inexpensive clothes. I also cleaned up my car immediately, and normally clean it daily.
Back in 2014, Some of my things had been stored in a clean areas of the house, outside. 
The rest, from the indoors was packed in clear plastic tub containers. I left everything in storage for 3 months before revisiting it, when my blood was clear enough (though not entirely decontaminated). I threw away several tubs that had spots of mold in it, even small spots of mold. The interesting part was that the things that many of the things I expected to be contaminated weren't contaminated and the things I didn't expect to be contaminated were.  However, the location of the items was key. Many things that were closer to the open windows and bathrooms and wet areas, such as the kitchen were contaminated. Several, other containers were clean & clear. 

Animals with Toxic Mold growth:
I can't confirm that there weren't mold spores around as the dog would come inside from the contaminated walk and jump on the cloth covered couch and the bed. The sheets were washed regularly. Notable: The dog frequently wouldn't eat/touch the grain dog-food. Or, would eat it a bite at a time. The cat was on a grain-free diet, and the dog preferred her food. 

Others living at the Residence:-
There were up to 12 people tracking in and out of the residence at the time with their children and rich nanny. To me, it seems that the tenant manager at the property, who lived/lives at the same residence, had symptoms of mycotoxin exposure. But, even though I encouraged the manager to seek medical attention for their large tumor like growth;- the manager refused. I discussed it with my homeopath and was told that I can't make anyone go to the ER for the Mold and probably candida issue, they have to want to get better. Not much I could do, except take care of myself.