What to Know Before Reading

The term "Surviving Mold" has a special meaning in the area of mold related illness.

Surviving Mold is the name of a web site developed by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker (see SurvivingMold.com)  It is also the name of a book written by Shoemaker. SurvivingMold.com’s focus is to train physicians in Shoemaker’s method for diagnosing and treating mold related illnesses.

The Surviving Mold site also hosts a paper written by Surviving Mold affiliated Mold Assessors and Mold Remediators as to recommended methods to assess and remediate mold in buildings. The paper is called Indoor Environmental Professionals Panel of Surviving Mold CONSENSUS STATEMENT.
To summarize: it has not been peer reviewed; it has not been published. It is written by affiliates of Surviving Mold: people who get leads from the Surviving Mold site and from Surviving Mold doctors. And yet, it does not disclose what are called “competing interests,” which is another way of saying “potential conflicts of interest”.
  1. Yes, Shoemaker essentially invented modern treatment of mold related illness.
  2. But he did not invent mold assessment or mold remediation. So keep an open mind …
  3. If you have mold toxin related symptoms and are going broke on mold assessment and remediation that don’t appear to work …. you owe it to yourself to read this free series and see if there’s a better way.

In our 3-Part Series we point out where Shoemaker’s Surviving Mold proprietary mold remediation and mold assessment procedures go wrong.
And why it should be typically straight-forward and should be relatively inexpensive to both identify (assess) and inexpensively fix (remediate) indoor mold problems even for people with Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS.)

Before you hire one of Shoemaker's affiliates to assess/remdiate mold in your home, ask them if they will provide a guarantee that after remediation you will not continue to feel worse in your home than you do when outside.

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When Traditional Medicine Fails available for purchase on Amazon

Surviving Mold Illness Parts 1-3 available for free download below

In 2004, the EPA warned physicians to be on the lookout for both respiratory and neurological symptoms from mold contaminated schools and homes. The latest medical science shows 1 in 4 children are sensitive to low levels of mold toxins. Is your child one of these?


Now a "top gun" physician & medical innovator teams up with an accomplished scientist & master builder to clearly explain how even small amounts of hidden indoor mold-produced biotoxins can subtly impact youth behavior, emotions, health and learning. In their easy-to-read prophetic book, they offer solutions based on the latest medical and scientific research that work for both bodies and buildings. . .restoring quality of life to children and parents. Similar to an oil change for your car, our mold toxin Detox program cleans away contaminants in internal fluids in a way that quickly restores children, adolescents, and even adults to health and contentment.


Gary Rosen, Ph.D., C.I.E. - A biochemist, trained under a Nobel Prize winner, who has authored numerous advanced text books on mold. Dr. Rosen has performed over 1000 mold inspections. James Schaller, M.D., C.M.R. - A prolific clinical and research physician publishing in 16 areas of medicine, with three books on mold illness.


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Part 1: We focus our review on Shoemaker’s recommended proprietary mold remediation procedures. Here in Part 1, we explain where Shoemaker and his team go wrong. And why their proprietary procedures are not appropriate to any mold remediation projects regardless of whether the client is healthy or has mold induced CIRS.


READ MORE: Surviving Mold Illness Part 1

Part 2: We focus on Shoemaker’s recommended proprietary HERTSMI-2 mold testing procedure. Again, we explain where Shoemaker goes wrong. Shoemaker’s proprietary testing method is neither useful in pinpointing mold problems, nor can it be used to validate after remediation (post remediation testing) that the work has been properly and successfully completed. 


READ MORE: Surviving Mold Illness Part 2

Part 3: Features Case Studies on mold remediation as well as initial and post remediation testing. What works and what does not.


READ MORE: Surviving Mold Illness Part 3