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Mold getting a costly hold on homes
Ten Things To Know About Mold
By Rochelle Sharpe, USA TODAY
Texas and California have had the highest number of claims for mold. As a result, many people there are finding it nearly impossible to get insurance when trying to buy a house.

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Karen Porath says toxic mold ruined the health of her 22-month-old son.

HOMEOWNERS' GUIDE TO MOLD

Want to know more about protecting your family and home from cannibalizing molds that consume structural beams and studs and emit tiny poisons?

Vicki Lankarge, accomplished journalist and author, tackles the subject and helps homeowners make sense of something we haqve all downplayed but shouldn't - mold growing in our homes.

McGraw-Hill and Vicki Lankarge proudly present a book entitled "What Every Home Owner Needs to Know About Mold."

Click here to order your copy from Amazon.com. 

Visit the author's homepage at http://www.moldauthor.com

IMPORTANT-
What Consumers Need to Know About Mold Cleaners and Disinfectants

"Household Bleach" is neither effective nor "safe" if used incorrectly as a mold cleaner"

To read more click here: http://911mold.com/bleach_mold_no.htm

Do NOT Use Chlorine Bleach to Kill Mold or Algae!

Do NOT use chlorine bleach to kill mold or disinfect moldy areas. It is not an effective or lasting killer of mold and mold spores. Bleach is good only for changing the color of the mold. CHLORINE BLEACH IS INEFFECTIVE IN KILLING MOLD FOR THREE REASONS:

(1) IT IS TOO DILUTED AND THUS TOO WEAK TO PERMANENTLY KILL MOLD.

(2) WHAT LITTLE KILLING POWER CHLORINE BLEACH DOES HAVE IS DIMINISHED SIGNIFICANTLY AS THE BLEACH SITS IN WAREHOUSES AND ON GROCERY STORE SHELVES OR INSIDE YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS [50% loss in killing power in just the first 90 days inside a never opened jug or container] Chlorine constantly escapes through the plastic walls of its containers.

(3) ITS ION STRUCTURE PREVENTS CHLORINE FROM PENETRATING INTO POROUS MATERIALS SUCH AS DRYWALL AND WOOD---IT JUST STAYS ON THE OUTSIDE SURFACE, WHEREAS MOLD HAS ENZYME ROOTS GROWING INSIDE THE POROUS CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.

Mold- Sicking Building Websites

MEDICAL/SCIENCE

ARTICLES/REPORTS/ABSTRACTS

http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/oehas/mold.html

"Is Indoor Mold Contamination a Threat to Health?"

By: Harriet M. Ammann, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.

Senior Toxicologist

Washington State Department of Health

Olympia, Washington

www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/deodc/ehib/EHIB2/topics/toxin_producing.html

"California Morbidity", a monthly report from Prevention Services,

California Department of Health Services, April 1998

"Health Effects of Toxin-Producing Indoor Molds in California"

CA Department of Health Services

Environmental Health Investigations Branch

www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/html/epi/epimold.html

New York City Department of Health

Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology

"Facts About Mold"

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/comcare/docs/me0040.txt

"Chronic Tricothecene Mycotoxins May Be Indistinguishable from CFS"

University of CA, Livermore, CA

www.epa.gov/cgi-bin/epaprintonly.cgi

IAQ in Schools

www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/moldguide.html

"A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home"

www.cdc.gov (Search for mold)

ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICIANS/

PSYCHOLOGISTS/NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS

NEUROTOXICOLOGOSTS

www.aaem.com

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

www.fungalresearchgroup.com

Dr. Eckardt Johanning, M.D., M.Sc., New York

(Contains an excellent Health & Symptom Survey)

http://gcrc.cwru.edu/stachy/default.htm

Dr. Dorr G. Dearborn, Ph.D., M.D., Ohio

Pediatrics

www.dwp.bigplanet.com/toxic/pages/view/index.nhtml

Dr. Gary Ordog, California

www.toxgun.com

Dr. Gunnar Heuser, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., California

Refers to MCS and Dr. Gunnar Heuser

Michael Gray, M.D., Arizona

www.toxinmd.com/indoor_health.htm

John B. Sullivan, Jr., M.D., Arizona

www.businessweek.com/2000/00_23/b3684001-htm?scriptFrame

Features Dr. John B. Sullivan, Jr., Arizona

www.chronicneurotoxins.com

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, Maryland

www.ehcd.com

Dr. William Rae, Texas

www.johnsonmedicalassociates.com

Alfred Johnson, D.O., Texas

(248) 559-6663

Adults Only

www.drrapp.com

Dr. Doris Rapp, New York

Dr. Sherry Rogers

Syracuse, NY

(Book "Tired or Toxic" - has written on Woburn, MA

Leukemia cases featured in movie "A Civil Action")

Dr. Garth Nicholson, Ph.D. , CA

Institute of Molecular Medicine

Dr. Al Robbins

www.coem/detox.html

Allan Lieberman, M.D., FAAEM Medical Director

www.drthrasher.org

Dr. Jack Thrasher, Ph.D., New Mexico

Toxicology/Immunotoxicology/Expert Witness

DOCTORS

Dr. Vincent Marinkovich

801 Brewster Ave., St. 220

Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: 650-482-2800

 

Wayne Gordon, Ph.D., ABPP

Neurosciences - Cognitive

Testing & Research

Mt. Sinai Medical Center

New York

Phone: 212-659-9372

Kaye H. Kilburn, M.D. Ph.D.

USC School of Medicine

2025 Zonal Ave., CSC 201

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: 213-342-1830 or

310-435-4473 (Tues.)

E-mail: kilburn@hsc.usc.edu

H. Kenneth Hudnell, Ph.D.

Neurotoxicologist with E.P.A.

Phone: 919-541-7866

E-mail: Hudnell.Ken@epamail.epa.gov

Dr. Grace Ziem

Maryland

Jeanette G. Warner, M.D.

5200 Babcock St., NE

Palm Bay, FL 32905

Phone: 321-722-1933

Cell: 407-257-1171

INSURANCE ARTICLES

CONSULTANTS, EXPERT WITNESS, ADJUSTERS

 

www.leeherndon.com

Everette Lee Herndon, Jr.,

Independent Insurance Claims Consultant &

Expert Witness

www.claimsmag.com/Issues/aug00/mold.asp

Everette Lee Herndon, Jr., Claims Consultant & Expert Witness, California

Chin S. Yang, President, Director and chief microbiologist of P&K Microbiology of New Jersey

www.unitedpolicyholdersofamerica.org

Non-profit organization of policyholders, President Melinda Ballard

www.jgreeneassociates.com/

Jeff Greene Associates

(310) 796-1580

www.ConsumerProtectionAdjusters.com

Robert Besserman

(561) 558-0123

http://home.sprintmail.com/~k9crew/StateFarmBadFaithJournal.html

State Farm Bad Faith Journal

www.insure.com

Insurance related site

www.moldupdate.com

Insurance related site

SUPPORT GROUPS

www.aspergillus.man.ac.uk/

Aspergillus Website

www.toxicmoldsurvivors.com

INFORMATION WEBSITES

http://www.toxic-black-mold-info.com/

toxic-black-mold-info.com
Tips for Evaluating, Preventing, and Cleaning Up Indoor Mold Problems.

www.themoldsource.com

Toxic Mold

www.mold-help.org/

Toxic Mold

www.mold-help.com

Toxic Mold

www.mold-survivor.com

Toxic Mold

www.toxicmoldchronicles.com

Toxic Mold

www.ohiotoxicmold.com

Toxic Mold

www.toxichome.org

Toxic Mold

www.redjellyfish.com

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Info.

www.toxicmoldusa.com

Toxic Mold

www.moldmould.com

Toxic Mold

www.unhealthyhomes.com

Toxic Mold

Insurance Reform and Bad Faith Issues

Americans for Insurance Reform--AIR

Big insurance companies want to make their problem your problem.
Their problem:

Poor business practices, shady accounting,
money lost in the stock market, not enough profits. Theyve even scared some people into fighting their battle for them, like doctors, patients, homeowners and small businesses.
Why do they want to shift their responsibility for mismanagement to us?
What else are they up to?
Americans for Insurance Reform
Insurance company proposals to weaken our civil justice system
only make rich insurance companies richer.
SAY NO!
FIGHT BACK!

info@insurance-reform.org


Americans for Insurance Reform, 80 Broad St., Suite 1710, New York, NY 10004-3307; Phone: 917/438-4608; Fax: 212/764-4298
(AIR is a project of the Center for Justice & Democracy)


Policyholders of America

www.unitedpolicyholdersofamerica.org

Policyholders of America - President, Melinda Ballard

 

www.toxicmold.homestead.com

 

http://ntef-mcs.freeyellow.com/

TOXIC MOLD STORIES

 

http://cbsnews.com/now/story/0,1597,167069-412,00.shtml

Melinda Ballard/Ron Allison story - 9/28/2000

www.msnbc.com/news/593696.asp

Melinda Ballard/Ron Allison story

www.thekcrachannel.com/sac/news/localnews/stories/news-localnews-106452220011108-191127.html

1st Toxic Mold Case Won For Personal Injury

Mazza Family/Attorney John Miller (CA)

www.dalasobserver.com/issues/2001-02-22/feature.html/page1.html

www.abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/DailyNews/toxicmold_010626.html

6/26/01 - Story of OHara family in Oregon

http://www.baynews9.com/Newsstory.sp?storyname=2002/February/13/moldStory

 of Jenny Morelli and Family - Florida

http://news.mywebpal.com/partners/577/public/news/260765.html

Story of Jenny Morelli - Features Dr. Richard Lipsey and Dr. Jack Thrasher

www.theunionleader.com/articles_show.html?article=3804

7/9/01 - Dawn ONeil family

http://emergingworlds.com/ch_article.cfm?link=Mold_Infestation_Threatens_Homes.htm

Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, North Dakota

www.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/02/03/prosthetic.face/index.html

Mark Tatum Story - Mucormycosis

www.myinky.com/ecp/local_news/article/0,1626,ECP_745_984165,00.html

Mark Tatum - "A Man with a New Face" - Mucormycosis

www.anomalies-unlimited.com/Mark_Tatum.html

"Next Time you Think you Have it Rough"

http://archive.showmenews.com/2002/Feb/20020214News016.asp

Mark Tatum

www.messenger-inquirer.com/columnists/owen/4094695.htm

Mark and Nancy Tatum

http://stachy.5u.com

Dr. Joseph Klein, M.D. personal experience

www.marilynfayeparney.com

Marilyn Faye Parney, Canadian Country Singer

With personal experience of toxic mold exposure

www.freep.com/news/locway/hq4_20020404.htm

Detroit, MI

www.michlaw.com/milwnews0816.htm

Pamelia Walkers personal experience

www.apthorrors.com

http://www.businesstoday.com/business/real_estate/real0329202.htm

Personal Story and features Jeffrey C. May, home inspection expert

 

SCIENCE/RESEARCH

http://www.newsreview.com/issues/sacto/2002-02-07/cover.asp

Features Doug Haney among others

www.doctorfungus.org

www.mycotoxicosis.com

Symptoms of specific mycotoxins

www.mycotoxins.org/

Information pertaining to mycotoxins and food

www.aeris.org/jtf_mostwanted.htm

Americas Most Wanted Biological Agents

www.aerias.org/kview.asp?Doc1d=106&spaceid=3&subid=23

http://www.ehw.org/Healthy_House/HH_Toxic_Mold.htm

Refers to Cleveland Study & Ruth Etzel, formerly with CDC

http://162.129.103.32/micro/v15n10.htm

Dept. of Pathology - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Microbiology Newsletter 3/4/96

ATTORNEYS AND

LITIGATION FUNDING SOURCES

www.lawyers.com

Martindale-Hubbell Directory

www.findlaw.com 

Law Firm Directory Resource

http://www.gcr.com/FACWORLD.nsf/Doc/Toxmold2

FacWorld - Toxic Mold Litigation

www.classactionamerican.com

Law Firm accepting many kinds of class action suits
Excellant WebsiteMold Lititgation Expert
Alexander Robertson, California
Robertson, Vick & Capella LLP
 
 
Law Offices of Edward H. Cross & Assoc., PC
California  www.edcross.com
Also cert. IAQ Professional; and cert. Water damage
restoration

www.moldlaw.com

Charter Miller Davis, California & Nevada

Dale Washington, California

(714) 593-2317

www.moldlaw.org

Jacobberger, Micallef & Associates LLC

Fred Jacobberger, Minnesota

Also IA, WI, IN, CA

Kelly Vance
4711 S Pittsburg Street
Spokane WA 99223
509 448 2588

Idaho, Colorado

Can find Info. at www.mold-help.org

(503) 391-6319

www.njlabor.com

Lynch Martin Kroll

(732) 224-9400

Ed Poole, Texas

(800) 345-3927

Stephen Dobreff, Michigan

http://www.lawyers.com/firelaw

Fabian, Sklar & Davis, P.C., Michigan

www.blocklaw.com

Block & Block, Illinois

Max Goodwin, Terre Haute, Indiana

(812) 232-0107

Roger Pardieck, Seymour, Indiana

(812) 523-8686

Vernon Petri, Indianapolis, Indiana

(317) 780-6610

Mark Scott, Kokomo, Indiana

(765) 459-0751

www.lawyers.com/DeCooklaw

Brian DeCook, Illinois

(708) 283-8335

www.icemiller.com

James Fisher, Indiana

www.mosslaw.net

Chip Moss, Indiana

317-635-1945

Terry Coriden, Columbus, Indiana

No website

(812) 375-9800

www.lgrslaw.com

Laudig, George, Rutherford & Sipes, Indiana

www.nmlrp.com/

Ness Motley - the large plaintiffs tobacco firm, South Carolina (and 3 other states)

www.consumerlawoffice.com

Law Offices of Jim McMillen, Texas

www.resolutionsettlement.com

Connie Elliano, California and Nevada

www.s4online.com

Jennifer Grieco, Michigan

Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz, P.C.

www.ulmer.com

Ulmer & Berne LLP, Ohio

www.reminger.com

Reminger & Reminger, Ohio

Baron & Budd, Ohio

(513) 539-2912

http://www.lawyers.com/blumenthallaw

Michael R. Blumenthal Co., LPA, Ohio

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Ohio

(513) 977-8200

www.heindllaw.com

Phares Heindl P.A.

PUBLISHINGS ON TOXIC MOLD

RELATED INFORMATION

www.harrismartin.com

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANIES, LABS,

REMEDIATION COMPANIES,

HOME INSPECTORs

www.ttuhsc.edu/pages/sbsq&a.htm

Dr. David Straus, Microbiologist

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

www.richardlipsey.com/

Dr. Richard Lipsey, Professor and Toxicologist

Florida

http://iaq.iuoe.org/iaq_htmlcode/iaq_new.html

www.aerotechlabs.com

Aerotech Laboratories, Inc., Arizona

www.stachybotrys.com

Indoor Air Solutions, Pennsylvania

IAQ Testing

www.endotoxins.com/molddogs.htm

Indoor Air Solutions new approach

Dogs to find toxic mold!

www.assuredindoorair.com/

Assured Indoor Air

IAQ Testing

www.jmhi.com

www.myhouseiskillingme.com

Jeffrey C. May, home inspector

MSI Labs

P & K Microbiology

www.safestructures.net

Indoor Air Professionals - Remediation

www.molddoctors.com/molddocs2001.htm

The Mold Services Group, CA

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/011202/dsd_8360293.html

Features SkyeTec Indoor Environmental Solutions

www.pureaircontrols.com

www.aiha.org/

American Industrial Hygiene Assoc.

M.S. Crandall Group, Inc.

Indoor Environmental Services

Norwood, OH

Michael S. Crandall

(513) 531-7110

E-mail: crandall@iac.net

ORGANIZATION FIGHT FOR SCHOOLS

AND SCHOOL MOLD STORIES

http://head-gear.com:88/SafeSchools/

Irene Wilkenfeld

www.healthyschools.org/

Claire Barnett, Executive Director

www.lungusa.org/air/air00_iaqbasics.html

American Lung Assoc. - Air Quality in Schools

www.pta.org/programs/envlibr/sbs1193.htm

National PTA - "Is Your School Suffering from Sick Building Syndrome?"

www.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/02/28/mysteryrash/index.html

Rashes appearing on school children

www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=41641

Sheridan School

http://enquirer.com/editions/2001/06/18/loc_schoolroom_to_get.html

Sharonville, OH - Robert E. Lucas Intermediate School

http://iaq.iuoe.org/iaq_htmlcode/iaq_news_clips/Sick%20Schools,%20Sick%20Students.htm

Sick Schools

http://iaq.iuoe.org/iaq_htmlcode/iaq_new.html

Click "What is Happening in Our Schools!" - Teachers Call for IAQ Regulations in Schools 2/13/02

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

(OTHER THAN TOXIC MOLD)

www.ikecoalition.org/

Improving Kids Environment

An Indiana Coalition

www.citact.org

Citizens Coalition of Indiana

www.ewg.org

Environmental Working Group

www.drilleronline.com/CDA/ArticleInformation/features/BNP_Features_Item/0,3643,610406,00.html

8/1/01 - Pertaining to ground water contamination - Indiana

www.ourlittleplace.com

HEALTHY HOMES

www.hhinst.com

Healthy House Institute,

John & Lynn Bower, Authors on Healthy Homes

www.bsu.edu/alumni/alumnus/may2001/healthy.html

Interesting article on Healthy Homes that mentions John Bowers

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron:

"When you come into the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, and I put a leprous disease ["mold" or "fungus"] in a house in the land of your possession, then he who owns the house shall come and tell the priest ["certified industrial hygienist"], 'There seems to me to be some sort of disease in my house.' Then the priest shall command that they empty the house before the priest goes to examine the disease, lest all that is in the house be declared unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to see the house. And he shall examine the disease ["visual inspection"]; and if the disease is in the walls of the house with greenish or reddish spots, and if it appears to be deeper than the surface, then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the house seven days ["containment/testing"]. And the priest shall come again on the seventh day, and look; and if the disease has spread in the walls of the house, then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which is the disease and throw them into an unclean place outside the city ["licensed land fill"]; and he shall cause the inside of the house to be scraped round about, and the plaster that they scrape off they shall pour into an unclean place outside the city; then they shall take other stones and put them in the place of those stones, and he shall take other plaster and plaster the house ["remediation/operations & maintenance plan"]. If the disease breaks out again in the house, after he has taken out the stones and scraped the house and plastered it, then the priest shall go and look; and if the disease has spread in the house, it is a malignant leprosy ["too far gone"] in the house; it is unclean. And he shall break down the house, its stones and timber and all the plaster of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city to an unclean place ["demolition"]. Moreover he who enters the house while it is shut up shall be unclean until the evening; and he who lies down in the house shall wash his clothes; and he who eats in the house shall wash his clothes ["decontamination"]. But if the priest comes and makes an examination, and the disease has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, for the disease is healed ["clearance testing"]."

Leviticus 14:33-48 (Revised Standard Version)