Toxic Mould Support Australia - FAQ

Part 1: Introduction to TMSA & Mould Illness/CIRS
Part 2: Screening and diagnosing Mould Illness/CIRS
Part 3: Other biomarker testing
Part 4: CIRS treatment protocol (Shoemaker protocol)
Part 5: Building testing
Part 6: Building remediation and mould prevention
Part 7: Conclusion

Part 1: Introduction to TMSA & Mould Illness/CIRS
1.1 - What is the Toxic Mould Support Australia (TMSA) Website and Facebook group?
1.2 - How do I search the Facebook group for past posts?
1.3 - What is mould?
1.4 - Is it spelt mould or mold?
1.5 - What is CIRS-WDB / mould illness?
1.6 - Is CIRS-WDB just due to mould?
1.7 - What are the main theories about mould causing health problems?
1.8 - Who are the leading doctors and researchers in the field of mould illness/CIRS?
1.9 - Are there other forms of CIRS apart from mould/water-damaged buildings?
1.10 - How does Lyme disease/Babesia figure into CIRS?
Part 2: Screening and diagnosing Mould Illness/CIRS
2.1 - Screening based on symptoms
2.2 - Conditions associated with CIRS
2.3 - Visual Contrast Sensitivity (VCS) testing
2.4 - HLA DR/DQ gene testing
2.5 - Blood biomarker testing available in Australia
2.6 - Blood biomarker tests unavailable in Australia
2.7 - NutriPATH testing
Part 3: Other biomarker testing
3.1 - NeuroQuant (Volumetric MRI)
3.2 - MARCoNS testing
3.3 - What about urine mycotoxin testing?
Part 4: CIRS treatment protocol (Shoemaker protocol)
4.0 - What is the recommended CIRS treatment protocol
4.1.1 - Removal from WDB exposure
4.1.2 - Mold Avoidance
4.2.1 - Binding of toxins (CSM)
4.2.2 - Binding of toxins (other)
4.2.3 - Intensification reaction
4.3.2 - MARCoNS treatment
4.3.3 - Nasal fungal colonisation and anti-fungals
4.4 - Correcting gluten intolerence, hormones and inflammatory markers
4.5 - VIP nasal spray
Part 5: Building testing
5.1 - How do I test my home/workplace?
5.2 - What is ERMI testing?
5.2 - What is the HERTSMI-2 score?
5.3 - What is a safe HERTSMI-2 score?
5.4 - What is a safe ERMI score?
5.5 - My HERTSMI-2 is good but my ERMI is high, what should I do?
5.6 - How do I do the ERMI test myself?
6. Building remediation and mould prevention
6.1 - What is mould remediation?
6.2 - Do you need professional remediation?
6.3 - Can you do mould remediation yourself (DIY)?
6.3 - What about professional remediation?
6.4 - How do you know if remediation has been successful?
6.5 - Areas of concern for water damage
6.6 - Dehumidifiers
6.7 - Air purifiers
Part 7: Conclusion
While CIRS, biotoxins and Dr. Shoemaker’s protocol are a relatively new concept in healthcare and may initially seem daunting the science is extremely solid and growing each year. It is backed by over 30 papers and Shoemaker’s own clinical practice of 10,000 CIRS patients, four books over almost twenty years. Feel free to ask any remaining questions you might have on the facebook group and join in the discussion. Australian mould warriors unite!

Disclaimer
The author of the FAQ is written by a patient who is not a medical or mould industry professional. Any screening, diagnosis, treatment or building testing/remediation advice is for personal research purposes. Please consult with trained professionals before embarking on any of the protocols mentioned.