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Truth About Mold

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Truth About Mold - Environmental Protection Agency EPA
We have had communications with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

We sent our "Response to the 2009 WHO Report" to hundreds of people including the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).

The EPA responded to us and asked us to submit the top 3-4 questions that need to be answered regarding mold.

The U.S. EPA has known about this public health issue for decades, but they have done very little.  No real progress has been made. 

Here are a few of the reports that the EPA has published on this topic:

1987.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Indoor Air Quality Implementation Plan.

1988.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality.

1989.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Report for Congress on Indoor Air Quality. Volume II: Assessment and Control of Indoor Air Pollution.

Our Response to the EPA

I appreciate you asking me to submit 3-4 questions that need to be answered.  It's good you asked for only 3-4 questions, because I could easily send you many more.

As I mentioned in my previous message, my focus is on the health issues.  Specifically, my focus is on protecting and saving the lives of people who are (or will be) exposed to toxic mold.

In response to your request, I submit the following 4 questions:

1.  How do we cure or reverse the damage that toxic mold causes to our health?

2.  What are the appropriate medical tests and procedures that lead to the correct medical care and treatment for health problems caused by toxic mold?

3.  Are some people more susceptible to the health effects of toxic mold and, if so, why?

4.  What treatment can be provided to prevent the "sicker quicker" effect for people who have more than one exposure to toxic mold?

Some might say these 4 questions have been answered.  There are a variety of answers to these questions, but we do not have a consensus nor a resource for sharing these different approaches.  We need to bring the experts together and create a comprehensive solution based on each of their respective points of view.

There are many more issues that need to be addressed regarding this issue including:
  •     passing meaningful federal and state laws
  •     preparing a handbook for physicians and hospitals that advises them about the health effects of toxic mold and the appropriate treatment
  •     establishing a federal budget to fund ongoing research
  •     appointing someone at the federal level to oversee this issue on a national level so there is a coordinated approach for dissemination of information and solutions
  •     establishing state agencies to understand and address the complex issues involved, to provide advice and assistance to people who are effected, and to coordinate resources with other state agencies
  •     creating a marketing campaign to disseminate accurate information throughout the country
  •     coordinating research efforts in the U.S. with research being done in other countries in order to avoid duplication and to share ideas and information
  •     gathering and organizing information from the many groups and individuals who have firsthand experience and knowledge
  •     issuing an accurate and comprehensive set of mold remediation guidelines
  •     establishing requirements for people who want to work as mold remediators
Thank you again for taking the time to respond and asking for my input.  I appreciate the opportunity.

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