Re: MCS and Mold
Posted by Greg Weatherman on 1/02/04
Call Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker. He has patients who are suffering
from "toxic mold" and chemical sensitivities. He and Dr. Ken
Hudnell (neurotoxicologist) have really set the bar high for
others. They actually get people well again. Dr. Shoemaker
just found a diagnosis covered by most insurance companies
has to do with lung function that seems to affict ones
from toxic mold exposure. He has also found an interesting
treatment protocol for chronic fatique syndrome that is
associated with toxic mold and chemical sensitivities. He is
busy it take at least 4 weeks to get an appointment.
Caoimhin has his theories and the the rest of the world has
theories. He is correct about mold mycotoxins being an issue
ingesting high quantities of moldy foods. His web page is a
listing of the "it ain't mold" studies. His page has some
ommisions that he may have missed while doing the tireless
searches or even worse, he actually goes to the library
a university library)and reads the periodic journals for
scientific citations. The latter is something many have
forgotten or no longer try to do.
His statement about a "disfunctional psychological component"
an unfair assault on the mental state of people who claim to
suffer sensitivities many chemical they smell but can not
identify. While odors seem to trigger complaints, I have
that aldehydes (natural and manmade) and chlorinated solvents
seem to really get the "chemicall sensitive" going. I use the
teerm "chemically sensitive" because I think Caoimhin is
about MCS being a term that is too vague.
Mold can be very toxic if the right type is growing in the
environment. The more wet the potentially toxic mold gets,
higher the mycotoxin production. Mold is a very complex life
and many "experts" do not have the knowledge to adequately
Caoimhin's big hang-up seems to be warning us about
the "charlatans". They do exist and spotting them is easy.
for references for statements that appear to be based on
if services are rendered. Ask for a professional insurance
policy certificate (or Errors and Ommisions insurance policy)
with specific language for environmental investigations that
include microbial problems. Certifications are only
they can produce this insurance policy certificate. You would
surprised at how few of the "alleged" experts have the
I hope this helps you,
On 12/31/03, judi wrote:
> I am looking at the research between MCS, toxic mold, and
> liver. Thanks in advance for any help.
Mold and Chemical Sensitivities
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