This topic is a trigger for me: People knowing about toxic mold in a home or work environment and not disclosing it to others who will be living or working there. For some, mold is a life or death situation. This is serious, and should be treated as such. I get so upset when mold is passed off as fixable with just a little bleach, or as just a moisture issue–as it is in this story.
Toxic mold could send an allergic person into a state of crisis–asthmatic symptoms, leaky gut, shortness of breath, brain fog, itching, hives, the list goes on and on.
This particular news story from Denver involves homebuyers and a property with a listing price that was “too good to be true.” They soon found out that realtors were not only aware of the mold’s existence, but they were also aware of its toxicity. The realtors and homeowners CHOSE, I repeat, they CHOSE to not disclose this, in order to sell the home.
This is where I need to take a step back and realize that health safety depends on the individual. Sometimes, even the best doctor won’t go deeper without the patient’s insistence.
I hope you will watch and read this news story–especially if you are like me and are moving soon, or have to move frequently. As important as the look, location and overall feel of a home, when you are in market to buy or rent, is its air quality. Hire professionals to inspect and investigate any home where you plan to live for leaks, previous leaks and damage, and for air quality. You can even do your own testing with the EC3 Mold Test Plates. It may cost a bit more in the beginning, but could save you from purchasing a potentially dangerous home.
Take care of yourself and your health.