WELLNESS & FITNESS

Slowly Fading For 35 Years: A Woman Struggles With Mysterious And Severe Symptoms Because Of A Black Mold In Her House

Date July 3, 2019

Black mold refers to several species of mold that are dark green or black. Black mold is often quite invisible and can be undetected for many years. Moreover, growing inside homes, schools or other buildings, it can be fueled by warm and moist conditions.

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Baths, showers, toilets, kitchens or any other humid dirty places constitute an ideal breeding ground for these molds to thrive. Black molds are toxigenic and release mycotoxins that can be especially harmful. Interestingly, many people have often mistaken the result of mold exposure for the common cold.

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Sometimes, however, mold poisoning can cause asthma, allergies, and even depression.

To understand how molds affect people, look no further than the story of Dana Anhalt.

At the age of 37, the woman almost lost the ability to walk and use her hands. She has suffered joint pain and migraines since childhood.

Anhalt said:

"My symptom list stretched to four single-spaced pages. I started fading fast as every system of my body broke down."

 After years of wrong diagnosis and treatments, the reason had been finally found.

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In 2016, the family noticed a horrible smell coming from their basement and discovered the poisonous black mold, which had been there since the basement was flooded, when Dana was still a child. 

Dana admitted:

 "We rushed to find a new apartment and we had to leave all of our belongings, everything I had collected over the years, it was devastating. Of course, it has been tempting to give up at times.

"I look forward to being an advocate for those with complex illnesses; a ballast in the face of the pervasive invalidation in our medical system." 

Actually, there are multiple ways to kill black mold. It's enough to know at least one of them.

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Using bleach is a very inexpensive yet effective method. It will eventually kill nearly any type of mold spore. And remember that a small amount of tea tree oil can help you to get rid of molds for good! 

Just combine 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil to 1 cup of water, stir it and mist the mixture on tarnished areas, then wipe it clean.

Your home and your lungs will thank you for it!

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