I have had quite a few questions from readers lately about mold avoidance, since I have used the term in some of my posts. Today, I want to take the time to address those questions and to expand upon why I have adopted this new way of living for myself and my family.
How I define mold avoidance:
Actively employing techniques, strategies and targeted products to limit or avoid mold exposure is the essence of the mold avoidance that I practice. It is not being scared or worried about mold all of the time. Rather, it is taking the daily initiative to avoid environments and situations where mold exposure can occur in an effort to better one’s health. I also safely use mold prevention and air purifying products and devices to remove mold from my indoor environments.
(I will offer the disclaimer that the type of mold avoidance that I practice is much less rigid than that of some of the well-known mold avoidance pioneers, like Erik Johnson. If you are interested in going deeper on this topic and/or looking into extreme mold avoidance, Erik’s site http://paradigmchange.me is incredibly informative and helpful. Some people who are dealing with great toxic burden find Erik’s techniques to be the only way to recover.)