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EMFs And Indoor Mold – The Connection

Posted by Lloyd Burrell on August 17, 2013 under EMFs in your home, EMFs in your life | 26 Comments to Read

There are many facets to the health effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposures.

One which receives little attention is the interaction between indoor mold and EMFs. But studies suggest even low levels of mold exposures coupled with low levels of EMF exposures, as found in many homes, could prove to be a lethal concoction.

What Is Mold?

emfs and mold fungusMolds are a form of microscopic organism present in most homes. To develop, molds need only a food source in the form of an organic material and humidity.

Molds work by releasing large numbers of microscopic cells called spores. These spores spread through the air and form new colonies where they find the right conditions.

In the outside environment mold has an important recycling role to play. Indoors it can be a major health hazard. Indoor mold comes in many different shapes and forms. Common indoor varieties are Cladosporium, Stachybotrys, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria. These indoor molds are a growing environmental hazard in some parts of the world.

How Dangerous Is Mold?

Mold exposures are extremely dangerous. They can make you very sick or even kill you. The type and severity of health effects that result from mold exposures varies according to location.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) molds produce:

• allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions),

• irritants,

• potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins),

• allergic reactions in some sensitive individuals.

The EPA goes on to say allergic responses include:

• hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).

• asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.

• irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs in both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.

EMFs And Mold – What Do We Know?

Several studies have found that low-level EMF exposures of the type found in many homes induce mold growth. Similar research done at Chernobyl found ionizing radiation encourages mold growth.

There is also a theory that Candida and mold can be activated by EMFs.

But the most interesting work to date is related by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt in the following video. He explains how:

the amount of cell phone radiation in a cubic inch of air is now several million times higher than it was ten years ago,

there is a strong case for reducing EMF exposures, particularly among pregnant women and particularly among women who have Lyme disease

the production of bio toxins in mold cultures increased by more than six hundred times when exposed to ambient cell phone radiation from a nearby cell phone tower

the rise in neurodevelopmental disorders in children, not just autism, is linked to these increased EMF exposures
(The captions are in German but the video is in English.)

The Mold And EMF Combo

The mold and EMF combo must be avoided in our homes. The health effects of mold exposures are widely recognized as being potentially severe. We know EMF exposures can impact our health in many different ways.  Put the two together, its not a case of two plus two equals four, the potential combined effects are hundreds of times more dangerous.

What Can Be Done?

1. If you’ve got mold in your home, get rid of it. Ways of dealing with mold typically involve:

• fixing leaks and other water problems,

• scrubbing mold off hard surfaces with detergent and water,

• drying completely and increasing ventilation.

The EPA has detailed guidance on this.

Here is what Martine Davis, of BBEC Indoor Environmental Testing Inc, has to say on the subject:

The biggest misconception about mold is that it needs to be “killed”. Spraying bleach on mold is not only exposing you to toxic fumes but it is not effective for many reasons.

Mold grows in many layers and its “roots” can be embedded in the surface so the spray may not reach all the growth. Secondly, even if you did manage to kill all the mold, dead mold is still allergenic and capable of emitting poisonous mycotoxins so what has been accomplished?

I tell my clients “Think of mold as a cancer. Do you want the surgeon to spray and close or would you prefer that cancer to be removed? LOL! Mold should be scraped off hard surfaces then the area can be disinfected with a strong detergent and dried thoroughly. That’s it! With porous surfaces like carpets or drywall, the mold cannot be removed and the item may have to be discarded. P.S. If it’s a large area, get professional help. The last thing you want is to disperse millions of mold spores throughout your house.”

2. deal with your EMF exposures. It needs to be a 2 pronged approach which deals with the mold and EMFs. The presence of mold in your home makes effective EMF protection all the more essential. Start by evaluating your EMF exposure.

  • Pat said,

    Hi lloyd.

    What a vital piece of information!
    Huge thanks.

  • William Amos said,

    Hi:
    I am well aware of the dangers of electromagnetic fields. But I have a pulsating electromagnetic machine that operates on 100 volts DC and pulsates at 7.83 times per second. We are made aware of mostly the hazards of AC magnetic fields but the DC magnetic fields are used to treat medical problems. Can you explain ? Bill

  • Lloyd said,

    The earth itself vibrates at 7.83Hz DC also known as the “Schumann Resonance”. Certain medical processes use devices that replicate the Schumann Resonance to stimulate healing – this is the theory.

  • deborah said,

    Thank you for this eye opening report. Add to the table the massive amount of EMF in the atmosphere due to geoengineering & HAARP and the problem intensifies exponentially! The conductivity of the atmosphere is so highly charged due to the interactions between the aerosal particulate spraying in the stratosphere and the HAARP manipulations…so bad that here in Florida we now have dry lightning…see an outstanding site http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org for more info. Thanks again, Lloyd.

  • Paul Von said,

    Great calls on the molds issue Lloyd, and it is significant. EM radiation is causing these molds and fungi to activate and mutate in unusual ways, because EM radiation affects ALL cellular structures in nature. The molds thriving at Chernobyl are being activated in much the same way that molds and fungi in “healthy” forests and soils are worldwide. Our forests, rivers, croplands, farm stock, even microbes in rain clouds, are being massively affected. All of this is known, yet commonly ignored.
    Combine these fungal and microbial aberrations with a defective or impaired autoimmune system, and the result is chronic elevations of histamines, altered flora in the intestinal environment, metabolic abnormalities within biological cells, and lowered blood Ph. Human health is all interconnected, and we need to BAN the production of EM producing devices worldwide.

  • Yishebah Baht Gavriel said,

    I am grateful for Electric sense posting these vital pieces of research info on this subject which is the 21st century health hazard. Who would have thought that mold as a combo with EMF could be so lethal.

  • Paul Von said,

    Hello Deborah: Good to see someone logging on with knowledge regarding the HAARP and geo-insane issues. Please feel free to join Lloyd’s reader’s forum wherein some of these issues can be discussed with other members. All the best.

  • Andre Fauteux said,

    Great article, Lloyd!
    Any studies on how mold can trigger EHS?
    Cheers
    André

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Thanks André – you do some great articles too on EMFs:) For anyone that’s interested see http://maisonsaine.ca/. Whatever else I come across on the mold/EMF issue I will include here.

  • Rosemarie said,

    Great info! I have had major issues with fungal overgrowth and so have my dogs. After getting rid of very high levels of EMF in my home using emi filters everyone is feeling much better with few signs of fungus or mold allergies. I did not make the connection to fungus until you posted this article!

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