Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mold remains in school. Are your kids safe?



After spending the summer cleaning the building, delaying the start of class a week to finish the job, and then shutting down two classrooms and the cafeteria just a couple of weeks into the semester, mold is still a problem at Cedarbrook Middle School.

Parents we spoke to say it's time for a solution.
"The Band-Aid just doesn't work. It's time to take the Band-Aid off and do something rather constructive and fix it. Our children's health is at risk," parent Denise Marshall said.

As of today, there are now 12 classrooms closed, along with the cafeteria, after air-quality tests turned up positive for mold.
School officials say they're doing their best to reshuffle classroom assignments while the district decides what to do next.
"The kids are doing great. We have signs around the building that let them know where to go. They are rolling with the punches," Susan O'Grady of the Cheltenham School District said.
The Cheltenham School District has already spent more than $500,000 trying to clean this moldy mess. Now, the remaining options promise to be considerably more expensive.
It could cost as much as $25-million to fully rehab Cedarbrook while building an all new school will take three years and cost approximately $50-million.
We spoke with parents who say the primary issues are the health of students and staff and fixing this problem as cost-effectively as possible.
But the other issue is the effect this is having the students' ability to learn.
"We've had a lot of disruptions and we would just like a fix and the least disruption as possible," parent Lori Rivkin said.
Several options remain on the table including using modular classrooms or moving the students to other schools in the district as Cedarbrook Middle School is either rehabbed or rebuilt.
District meetings are being held Monday night at Cheltenham High School and Elkins Park Elementary School.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Radioactive black fungus in Japan, blowing to the US.




The Australian Enenews contributor vital1 has analyzed a sample of black fungus (black substance) that was originated in Minamisoma, Japan.
I was sent this resin encapsulated sample of black fungus like material. It has reportedly come from somewhere in the Minamisoma area Japan. A contact in Japan sent this sample to a friend. This is my test chart of it. For those of you who have not looked at a scintillator test chart like this before. The position of the peaks in a the chart indicate what isotopes are present… This black fungus started growing on the concrete, and rock surfaces in Japan after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears to be bio-accumulating Cesium.
Correcting for the weight of the sample, it appears to be highly radioactive, perhaps over 500,000 Bq/kg of cesium. The sample contains cesium-134 and cesium-137 isotopes, and also the sample peak at 795 keV for cesium-134 has shifted to the right. This is likely due to the presence of cobalt-58, which has a peak at 810.8 keV. Cobalt-58 was previously detected in the black substance in Japan.
Cobalt-58 is generated by neutron irradiation of nickel. The metal nickel is used extensively in nuclear power plants, in tubing and alloys. It is likely that large amounts of nickel are present in the molten coriums. The neutrons necessary for transmutation of nickel to Co-58 would have come from either re-criticalities in the coriums, or the presence of neutron emitters like plutonium, curium and californium.
It was shown in a previous post here that an astounding amount of fungi were transported across the Pacific from Japan to the US in spring 2011. It is springtime again, and this is the season for fungus transport.
It is likely that fungi are growing on the spent fuel pools and underground coriums. Tepco announced that they are adding hydrazine to the pools in order to control the growth of microorganisms. But these fungi are highly radioresistant, and probably can tolerate toxic chemicals also. They are almost certainly mutated by radiation.
Vital1 has also detected high amounts of radon isotopes in an Australian rain swab. Background radiation in Australia and New Zealand has increased by 20%-40% since Fukushima. Radon is a radioactive daughter product of uranium. Very small uranium particles on the surface emit a much larger amount of daugher isotopes by weight, than large deposits of uranium miles underground.
If Australia is being showered with uranium dust from Fukushima, it must be much worse in Japan and the USA. Uranium would have been released in the initial melt-throughs, but continuing releases of uranium would be coming from the underground coriums turning into powder, and being released into the atnosphere and sea… or alternatively by fungus spores growing on these coriums. If this is true, there must be significant amounts of plutonium present in the fungi also.
http://optimalprediction.com/wp/radioactive-black-fungus-in-japan-blowing-to-the-us/

Dr Ritchie Shoemakers Protocol Certification Program for Medical Providers may face problems!


After Dr Ritchie Shoemakers recent hearing, facing a variety of charges in front of the Maryland Medical Board..the board have ordered the following reprimands.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

not-certified
not-certified
ORDER

Based on foregoing Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, it is this __20th_ day of ____March___, 2013, by a majority of the quorum of the Board considering this case:

ORDERED that the Respondent is REPRIMANDED; and it is further

ORDERED that because the Respondent’s medical practice is now closed, should the Respondent resume the practice of medicine in Maryland, he shall be placed onPROBATION for a minimum of two (2) years and until he fully and satisfactorily complies with all of following terms and conditions:

i.          The Respondent shall notify the Board in writing prior to re-opening his office;

ii.          Prior to the resumption of practice, the Respondent shall obtain at his own expense a Board-approved practice monitor;

iii.          For the first year of probation, the practice monitor will review on a monthly basis aspects of the Respondent’s care including diagnosis, treatment and medications prescribed and appropriate referral to other medical practitioners;



"This may be of particular concern to those who have or are considering the Shoemaker Protocol in their practice as they may become under the same scrutiny in their state and practice, by using the same methods."

iv.          The Respondent shall ensure that the practice monitor submits to the Board a detailed report of his/her findings on a quarterly basis;

v.          At the end of the first year of probation, the Board will determine whether the condition that the Respondent’s practice be monitored on a monthly basis should be modified or terminated;

vi.          The Respondent shall not require or solicit patients to make a contribution to his non-profit research fund.

ORDRED that the Respondent shall be subject to chart or peer review at the discretion of the Board during the probationary period; and it is further

ORDERED that the Respondent shall comply with the Maryland Medical Practice Act and all laws, statutes and regulations pertaining to the practice of the medicine; and it is further

ORDERED that the Respondent’s failure to comply with any of the conditions of probation or this Consent Order shall be considered a violation of probation; and it is further

ORDERED that if the Respondent violates any of the terms and conditions of probation or of this Consent Order, the Board, in its discretion, after notice and an opportunity for an evidentiary hearing before an Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings if there is a genuine dispute as to the underlying material facts, or an opportunity for a show cause hearing before the Board, may impose any other disciplinary sanction for with the Board may have imposed, including a reprimand, probation, suspension, revocation and/or monetary fine, said violation being proven by a preponderance of the evidence; and it is further

ORDERED that two (2) years after his probationary period begins, the Respondent may submit a written petition to the Board requesting termination of probation. After consideration of the petition, the probation may be terminated, through an order of the Board or designated Board committee. The Board, or designated Board committee, will grant the termination if the Respondent has fully and satisfactorily complied with all of the probationary terms and conditions and there are no pending complaints related to the charges; and it is further

ORDERED that the Respondent shall not petition the Board for early termination of the terms and conditions of this Consent Order, and it is further

ORDERED that the Respondent shall be responsible for all costs under this Consent Order; and it is further

ORDERED that this Consent Order shall be a public document pursuant to Md. State Gov’t Code Ann.  10-611 (2009 Repl. Vol.).

http://www.owndoc.com/pdf/RitchieShoemakerReprimanded.pdf

Wednesday, October 17, 2012




Mycotoxin Testing, Test For Aflatoxin, Ochratoxin, and Tricothecene

Mycotoxins and Mycotoxin Testing in the Human  Body

Mycotoxins are toxins produced by mold/fungi. They are called secondary metabolites, as they are not a living organisms, but poisons with various properties. The sole purpose of a mycotoxin is to destroy other cells, disrupt their metabolic properties, destroy their DNA, and eventually kill them off.

Once exposed to mycotoxins they may stay in the human body for years. There are three basic types of mycotoxins:

1. Aflatoxin

2. Ochratoxin

3. Tricothecenes


Of the three groups Tricothecenes are the most toxic and may cause oxidative stress.Tricothecenes are produced by many common species of mold/fungi such as Aspergillus sp. Penicillium sp. Fursarium sp. Stachybotrys sp. etc...Mycotoxins can be inhaled or ingested.

Tricothecenes can produce multiple symptoms in the human body such as:


Vomiting

Diarrhea

Inflammation

Skin rash

Drop in white blood cell count

Conact dermatitis

Degeneration of lungs

Miscarriage

Cellular damage to bone, spleen, intestines, thymus

Cause weight loss or weight gain

Memory loss

And many other symptoms


If you feel you have been exposed to a mold contaminated environment and

have been removed from the environment and are still not getting well, there is a high probability you have mycotoxin poisoning.

See your attending physician for diagnosis and treatment for any medical condition.

HELPLINE 855-776-8233
www.ntced.org


Friday, February 3, 2012

Aspergillus

Pathogenic fungi are fungi that cause disease in humans or other organisms. The study of pathogenic fungi is referred to as medical mycology. Although fungi are eukaryotic organisms many pathogenic fungi are also microorganisms.

1. Candida
2. Aspergillus
3. Cryptococcus
4. Histoplasma
5. Pneumocystis
6. Stachybotrys


Candida Candida. Pap test specimen. Pap stain. Candida species are important human pathogens that are best known for causing opportunist infections in immunocompromised hosts (e.g. transplant patients, AIDS sufferers, cancer patients). Infections are difficult to treat and can be very serious: 30-40% of systemic infections result in death.
The sequencing of the genome of C. albicans and those of several other medically-relevant Candida species has provided a major impetus for Candida comparative and functional genomic analyses. These studies are aiding the development of sensitive diagnostic strategies and novel antifungal therapies.

Aspergillus Aspergillosis. H&E stain. Aerosolized Aspergillus spores are found nearly everywhere so we are routinely and almost constantly exposed to them. Such exposure is a normal part of the human condition and generally poses no adverse health effects. Nevertheless, Aspergillus can and does cause disease in three major ways: through the production of mycotoxins; through induction of allergenic responses; and through localized or systemic infections.
With the latter two categories, the immune status of the host is pivotal. Allergies and asthma are thought to be caused by an active host immune response against the presence of fungal spores or hyphae. In contrast, with invasive aspergillosis, the immune system has collapsed and little or no defence can be mounted. The most common pathogenic species are Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus. Aspergillus flavus produces aflatoxin which is both a toxin and a carcinogen and which can potentially contaminate foods such as nuts.
Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus clavatus can cause allergic disease. Some Aspergillus species cause disease on grain crops, especially maize, and synthesize mycotoxins including aflatoxin. Aspergillosis is the group of diseases caused by Aspergillus. The symptoms include fever, cough, chest pain or breathlessness. Usually, only patients with weakened immune systems or with other lung conditions are susceptible.

Cryptococcus
Cryptococcus. FNA specimen. Field stain. Cryptococcus neoformans can cause a severe form of meningitis and meningo-encephalitis in patients with HIV infection and AIDS. The majority of Cryptococcus species live in the soil and do not cause disease in humans. Cryptococcus neoformans is the major human and animal pathogen. Cryptococcus laurentii and Cryptococcus albidus have been known to occasionally cause moderate-to-severe disease in human patients with compromised immunity. Cryptococcus gattii is endemic to tropical parts of the continent of Africa and Australia and can cause disease in non-immunocompromised people.

Histoplasma
Histoplasmosis. PASD stain. Histoplasma capsulatum can cause histoplasmosis in humans, dogs and cats. The fungus is most prevalent in the Americas, India and southeastern Asia. It is endemic in certain areas of the United States. Infection is usually due to inhaling contaminated air.

Pneumocystis
Pneumocystis jirovecii (or Pneumocystis carinii) can cause a form of pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems, such as premature children, the elderly, and AIDS patients.

Stachybotrys
Stachybotrys chartarum or “black mold” can cause respiratory damage and severe headaches. It frequently occurs in houses in regions that are chronically damp.

HELPLINE 855-776-8233
www.ntced.org

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mold Treatment Doctor

The National Treatment Centers for Environmental Disease is the nation’s most unique medical facility treating people for the symptoms and diseases caused by exposure to environmental toxins and their by-products, specializing in detoxification from mold exposure.
Many components and microbials in the environment emit toxins, or poisons, that can affect human health. Such as asbestos, lead, mold, fungi, bacteria, PCB’s, heavy metals, pesticides, aspartame, and groundwater chemical contaminates.
When a person is poisoned by a toxic substance they will usually exhibit multiple symptoms that to most treating physicians makes no sense and usually winds up in misdiagnosis. The most common misdiagnoses are Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Asthma, Sarcoidosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The National Treatment Centers for Environmental Disease uses a team healthcare concept, which allows the patient access to multiple disciplines in healthcare, such as MD’s, Doctors of Internal Medicine, Naturopathic and Homeopathic physicians, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, Nutritionists, alternative modalities and therapies. Our patient recovery rate has been reported as one of the best in the country for these types of environmental exposures.

www.ntced.org
HELPLINE 855-776-8233






Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Support Mold Exposure Victims in having Toxic Mold Nationally Recognized as a Bio-Hazzard

The U.K has formely catergorized exposure to mold as a level 2 bio-hazzard, along with lead and asbestos. Canada has formely listed mold exposure to cause permanent disability. The fact is mold exposure due to slumlords and lack of care and maitenance in many structures both commercial and residential is in epedemic proportion throughout the United States.

Mold Exposure is the number one misdiagnosed condition in the U.S, the common misdiagnosis are Fibromyalgia, Multiple Msclerosis (MS), Rheumatoid Arthritis , Lupus, Sarclodosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other inflammartory mystery illnesses.

By supporting this petition we aim to raise awareness for funding proper medical and environmental research to pass legislation acknowledging this deadly bio-hazzard.

National Mold Resource Center Free Help Line (770) 991-6653



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Where to go for help with your mold problem?



Most people spend weeks and months searching every news story regarding mold, trying to find answers. We have a live help line and the latest information..So allow us to do the hard work so you don't have to..call  (770) 991-6653

All calls are in strict confidence and all advice is free of charge

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mold Sickness Latest News

Mold Problems are Complex

Exposure to Mold can happen anywhere. At your Apartment Complex, Condominium, Townhouse, Single Family Home, even at School or Work. When you have a Mold problem finding accurate information is critical. When it comes to Mold the wrong answers are always expensive.

Whether you need:

Mold Testing for Your Health
A Doctor for Medical Treatment for your Exposure to Mold and Mold related sickness
Environmental Testing for Mold in Your Home, Place of Work, or School
Need a good Mold Remediation Company
Help Getting your Insurance Company to Pay for Your Mold Claim Damages
Help Getting the Management Company, or Employer to Fix Your Mold Problem
An accurate Mold Reference Guide
Legal help

That's What "National Mold Resource Center" can do!


The Right Answers for you Mold Problems are just a Phone Call or email Away

1. Medical testing and treatment for Mold Exposure, "Mold Sickness" ,and Mold related illnesses. Treatment for abnormal
levels of Mold within your body and blood stream. Treatments by Medical Specialists most insurances accepted

2. Environmental testing to prove Mold is actually in your environment, home, apartment or place of
business

3. Legal help to understand what you can expect to recovery from Mold Sickness and Property Damages

4. Where to get the best Mold Reference Guide (Mold self-help books and trouble shooting guides)

5. How to find a Mold Remediation Company that will do a great job at the right price

6. How to work with your Insurance Company,or how to get help getting your Mold Claim paid

7. How to deal with stubborn employers, Apartment Complex and Condominium Management about your Mold problem

8. How to deal with a bad builder and a Mold problem

9. How to deal with your Work Place and Mold Contamination

10. How to deal with Schools and other County, City, or State run facilities with a Mold Problems

Call Today; (770) 991-6653


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Airborne Mold – Toxins in the Air We Breathe

When it comes to allergy triggers, airborne mold is oftentimes one of the biggest problems. While most types of molds aren’t fatal to humans, black mold in particular is infamous for being deadly to both humans and pets if left untreated. The trouble with airborne mold is that you can’t see it with the naked eye, which means that oftentimes you don’t discover its source until it’s already spread considerably. Here area few ways you can prevent and treat airborne mold.

One of the best ways to get rid of airborne mold is to prevent it from occurring at all. You can do this by vacuuming regularly, cleaning up spills as soon as you see them, and storing soft materials such as blankets, clothes, and stuffed animals in plastic bags to prevent moisture from reaching them. Dehumidifiers also work wonders for lowering your chances of mold growth.

One of the most common sources of airborne mold is via your air vents. What many homeowners don’t realize is that these vents accumulate a staggering amount of dust and mold spores. This means that every time they turn on, more mold is distributed throughout your home. You can prevent this from happening by having your vents cleaned as needed as needed and having them tested regularly. Many specialists are able to spray the newly cleaned vents with a special solution that helps enormously in preventing spore growth for much longer.

What about testing for airborne mold? There is something of a debate regarding whether or not one should choose home testing kits or just hire the professionals. Home testing kits are great if you simply want to test for how much mold is in your home, but their options tend to be limited and there’s no guarantee of an accurate reading. Professional mold testing companies, however, can not only test your home for airborne mold, but they can identify the exact species. This helps enormously in figuring out a way to isolate and remove the source of the mold.

Learn more today about how you can prevent airborne mold in your home. You would be surprised at just how much mold exists in one household. You can go for years without even knowing it exists. However, along with being sanitary, it can also do wonders for improving your health and the health of those around you. Act now and take charge of your health!

Call Today: (770) 991-6653


Monday, December 13, 2010

Are you suffering from MOLD sickness?


mold exposure symptoms

Mold Exposure Symptoms

Symptoms of Mold Sickness and Mold Exposure

Level I. Early Mold Exposure Symptoms
The following mold exposure symptoms are commonly reported with short-term or low levels of exposure to fungus, mold, mycotoxins, and mycobacteria.
  • Headaches
  • Eye Irritation
  • Sneezing
  • Itching
  • Skin Redness
  • Skin Rash
Level II. Advanced Mold Exposure Symptoms
The following symptoms are commonly associated with persons having exposure to fungus, mold, mycotoxins, or mycobacteria, with either short-term high levels of exposure, or long term low levels of exposure.
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Ear Infections
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pain in Muscles and Joints
  • Asthma
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing up Blood or Black Looking Debris
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Nervous Disorders
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Blurred Vision
  • Swollen Glands
  • Weight Loss
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Depression
  • Open Skin Sores or Lesions
  • Fungal Nails (Hands or Feet)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Conditions
Level III. Late Mold Exposure Symptoms
The following symptoms of Mold exposure are common for persons with long term and high levels of exposure to fungus, mold, mycotoxins, or Mycobacteria.
  • Blindness
  • COPD
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Memory Loss (long-term)
  • Bleeding Lungs
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Brain Damage
  • Death

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Welcome to the National Mold Resource Center Blog

Mold Problems are Complex

Exposure to Mold can happen anywhere. At your Apartment Complex, Condominium, Townhouse, Single Family Home, even at School or Work. When you have a Mold problem finding accurate information is critical. When it comes to Mold the wrong answers are always expensive.

Whether you need:

Mold Testing for Your Health
A Doctor for Medical Treatment for your Exposure to Mold and Mold related sickness
Environmental Testing for Mold in Your Home, Place of Work, or School
Need a good Mold Remediation Company
Help Getting your Insurance Company to Pay for Your Mold Claim Damages
Help Getting the Management Company, or Employer to Fix Your Mold Problem
An accurate Mold Reference Guide
Legal help

That's What "National Mold Resource Center" can do!


The Right Answers for you Mold Problems are just a Phone Call or email Away

1. Medical testing and treatment for Mold Exposure, "Mold Sickness" ,and Mold related illnesses. Treatment for abnormal
levels of Mold within your body and blood stream. Treatments by Medical Specialists most insurances accepted

2. Environmental testing to prove Mold is actually in your environment, home, apartment or place of
business

3. Legal help to understand what you can expect to recovery from Mold Sickness and Property Damages

4. Where to get the best Mold Reference Guide (Mold self-help books and trouble shooting guides)

5. How to find a Mold Remediation Company that will do a great job at the right price

6. How to work with your Insurance Company,or how to get help getting your Mold Claim paid

7. How to deal with stubborn employers, Apartment Complex and Condominium Management about your Mold problem

8. How to deal with a bad builder and a Mold problem

9. How to deal with your Work Place and Mold Contamination

10. How to deal with Schools and other County, City, or State run facilities with a Mold Problems