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Im pretty sure the black mold growing in my room is Stachybotrys, ive been exposed to it for about a month now, what should I do?
Stop worrying: In my opinion, the black mold business is the invention of lawyers and scaremongers. I've reviewed the claims of "neurotoxins" a few months ago and was unimpressed. The vast majority of scientific opinion is with me on this. You're a grown man now and you can clean your own room -- and ignore internet stuff intended to terrify you. ...Read more
Can i assume a link between my severe reaction to an exposure to stachybotrys a few weeks ago to my emergency admittance for the flu two days ago?
Possible: In the world of medicine any thing is possible so get it worked. ...Read more
Several steps:  protect yourself: mask n95, goggles, gloves, clothing.  prevention: what's causing the mold? Where's the moisture coming from?  removing the mold: what kind of wall? Different wall types like wallpaper, plaster, wood need different removal than hard surfaces like hard plastic, glass, metal.  disinfect. More info found here: http://www.Ag.Ndsu.Edu/pubs/yf/home/ae1202w.Htm. ...Read more
Poor eyesight?: Someone might eat a doughnut with mold, if s/he cannot see it has mold on it. The person might also have poor judgment about what's safe or desirable to consume. Some -- such as elderly people with dementia -- might not realize food has been in their refrigerators or cupboards too long. They need help from others to keep edible foods available and accessible. ...Read more
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