Post by Lisa Petrison on Jun 27, 2012 1:29:24 GMT -5
A report from June 2012 from a mold avoider:
>I was recently in New Hampshire and spent weekends in Amesbury, MA the latter helped me alot!!! This town is clean and our daughters home is free of mold. I am presently on the ocean in Vilano Beach north of St Augustine and doing well here. The east coast is working out for me as long as I stay close to the ocean. I also do well in clean wooded areas like in New Hampshire. I did well on the coast of Maine.
Post by Lisa Petrison on May 9, 2013 23:48:32 GMT -5
"Plant," a member of this board, asked me to add this report.
Diagnosis: Chronic Lyme disease and Large Biotoxin Exposure to Water-damaged building, and since then unable to tolerate around 50% of buildings.
Northampton/Amherst, MA/all of Western Massachusetts
3 in the winter 1 in summer
Not much problem outdoors when it is cold.
As soon as the temperature gets over 60 or 70 it becomes awful.
Summers here were terrible. Frequent rains and then there is a big air quality problem as it becomes sunny after the rain. Most of the buildings are old (many 100+ years old) and have what strikes me as wood mold.
The mold there reminds me of stepping into one of those sepia photos from the early days of photography … a very "old" feeling.
Had to evacuate the area suddenly in April 2013 when the outdoor air became so problematic that I was getting mold hits every time I stepped outdoors. Was basically unable to sleep at that time since the outdoor air got into even otherwise safe buildings.
Hardly any of the buildings there have been built in the past 20-30 years.
The BAD Brighton: really terrible Andover: terrible Lexington: terrible Acton: really terrible (but I was in a particularly bad house, fyi)
The reality in the Boston area is that housing stock is old and a lot of it hasn't been maintained well through the years. I think that contributes a great deal to the problems here. However, i also think the outdoor air quality is poor much of the time. What it is, I don't know, but I can feel it.
The GOOD: Brewster (Cape Cod) -- camped in Nickerson State Park, up on a hill. Felt AMAZING. Truly amazing. Wish I could live there. However, this was only for a week, so who know what it is like the rest of the time. However, while I was there we were drenched in tree pollen, and despite some sinus irritation from that I still felt so good, which really says something.