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Millions are Sick from Poor Indoor Air Quality and Sick Buildings

Mold illness is common and often misdiagnosed. Millions are suffering and many don’t know that their indoor air, food, water, and toxins they are unknowingly exposed to every day are making them sick.

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My son deteriorated from an active, smart 11 year old boy to a bed & wheelchair-bound sickly child with daily seizures and vomiting and excruciating pain. He would forget what you told him a minute after you said something — it was like he had Alzheimer’s. It was common for him to collapse in a heap and convulse and/or stare off in a catatonic state.

I had to quit my job to take care of him and I found myself getting sick. When I went to the doctor’s for my memory problems and digestive problems, I was told it was stress and nothing more. I wound up hospitalized several times for vomiting. Surgeries, medication, nothing helped. We went into debt to pay for medical bills, testing, supplements and travel to various specialists.

We found out that toxic mold behind the walls of our home was the cause of the sickness. By the time we figured it out my husband had chest pains, my dog was having seizures, my daughter had asthma, MRSA and behavior problems. We were a sick family.

We took on more debt to fix our home and make it safe for us to live in. We were homeless for over ten months while we fixed our home. This all takes money… money we did not have.

My son is healthy now and about to turn 18 years old. If he gets exposed to toxic mold, he will crash physically and mentally. It’s something he will always have to deal with because he is genetically susceptible to mold.

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker says that 24% of the population are genetically susceptible to mold and consequently can’t detox well… so we get sick from toxic mold and sick buildings. Dr. Shoemaker also writes about a phenomenon called “sicker quicker” in his book “Surviving Mold” – when someone has been severely poisoned, they can get well and then when re-exposed to a toxin… it makes us very sick, very quick.

If 24% of 325 million US population can’t detox – that’s approximately 81 million sick people.

We have to take precautions to keep our indoor air extremely healthy, we have to be careful where we go, who we visit and where we work.

Getting well from toxic overload takes money and many in the chronically ill community can’t work regular jobs because a large number of buildings are sick buildings. We need clean, toxin free homes and buildings. Many people don’t get well because they can’t afford treatment and supplements or they can’t think clearly enough to follow through with a daily plan… or worse, they can’t get out of bed. They need help. People need different levels of help.

We have millions of sick people because we have millions of sick buildings, contaminated water, pesticides in food, antibiotics in meat, mercury and radiation in fish and arsenic in chicken. The list goes on and on. Once you get poisoned, people need a lot of things other people would not think of.

Too many people are living in moldy, toxic homes and they are wondering why they are sick all the time. These are some of the things we need:

1. Clean Air, Water, Food and Skin Care
2. Detox Centers – motels and buildings turned into safe places to stay. Storage units for contaminated belongings. Outside showers, outside cleaning bays with good drainage.
3. Education on how to live healthy lives, how to grow your own food or source from an organic farmer, Wi-Fi is dangerous, make-up can be toxic, amalgam fillings add to toxic load, mold causes allergies and mycotoxins can kill you.
4. Access to clean, natural supplements, ground herbs, natural products
5. Stay away from pharmaceuticals except in emergencies. Always look for the cause.
6. Re-educate doctors to educate patients on the 4 categories that could be making them sick: Air, Water, Food and Skin Care
7. Testing air and water for mold, viruses, bacteria, pesticides, petroleum, VOC’s, formaldehyde
8. Air and water purifiers for homes
9. Mandatory testing for all public buildings and public housing by a qualified air & water quality inspector. Yearly or more often if they fail.
10. Money to pay for all this

As you read this, there are people who are living in their cars or in tents because they get sick indoors. There are people living in moldy buildings because they have nowhere to go.

I pray we can all work together and help people!

Thank you for your time,

Heather Plude
Heather Plude

Please share this with anyone who wants to help.

Comment with ideas on how to organize and help more people.

Donate if you can. The donation will go to “Freedom Out of the Box, LLC” which is owned by Heather Plude (me) — I have someone who will help me set up a non-profit and we need to pay her for that service.

Once a non-profit organization is started we can raise money to start detox centers and help individuals with medical needs, housing needs, education and more.

Our first goal is $5,000 to get the non-profit organization started.

First detox center. A motel is available and the location is nontoxic and remote. This would be an ideal place for people to stay and set up one of the rooms with a sauna, supplements, a shower, fitness area and a hub for the detox center. The other rooms can be remodeled to be toxin free and the basement would need encapsulation. There is room for tents and new cabins on the grounds. Also, an outside shower, organic gardening and possibly storage units for people to store their things in while the relocate. $100,000 to $250,000 plus operating costs

Mobile detox center. An Airstream or some other non-toxic mobile home complete with sauna and outdoor shower. People who have been dealing with toxicity and cross contamination would understand the need for this. We know many sick people, who are forced to live in tents, cars and homeless shelters and they continue to be sick from toxins. $50,000 to $100,000 plus operating costs

Many detox centers across the U.S. and in other countries… where ever there is homeless because of toxicity, there should be a non-toxic home and help finding a more permanent living situation. Homes, motels, apartment buildings… we need to fix existing buildings or build new. Whichever is more reasonable and working for super sensitive individuals.

I know some people who are so sensitive they are living on an island away from all civilization. We can never get a place so clean that everyone will do well there. We can get it so 99% of the people who were homeless from toxins have a place to go. That is my goal.

I would love to have other people comment here or contact me about moving forward with this project. We are going to need smart people who understand mold illness and smart business people to make this work. I want to work with a team of people who all want to help the people who are struggling. I know you are out there. Contact me. Let’s form an alliance.

I am flexible on all these plans as long as the general theme is to help people who are sick from mold and other environmental toxins to get into a clean space, get their health back and help to find or make them new, non-toxic homes.

Created using the Donation Thermometer plugin,000$370$7%In the past, I have sent emails and filled out contact forms on websites for politicians, heads of departments, non-profits, news channels, talk show hosts, and I have not gotten any responses YET.

I was discouraged and I made a post on Facebook about reaching out and feeling like I was getting nowhere and I was encouraged to keep on trying.

Someone, who knew I had been wanting to start a non-profit for at least a couple of years asked me if I had started that non-profit yet.
Now is the time.

I am helping people every day by phone, email and chat… and frustrated because we don’t have the money to REALLY help people!
Let’s do it already!

I will go back to a lot of those politicians, heads of departments, non-profits, news channels, talk show hosts and share this page. I’m not going to dwell on the ones that have not yet answered me. I will reach out to more until I do get answers.

I am going to pray we make the needle on this fundraiser rise.

Please comment with your own mold story so that those who are able to donate see the stories of those who are suffering. That is my request of you, my fellow mold warriors. Comment and share. Contact me if you are able to contribute anything from time to ideas. We need your voice, your prayers and your emotional support.

Financial support will come from people who can afford to give.

I pledge to give 10% of my income to this cause.

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HERTSMI Testing for Mold (and ERMI)

Many Lyme and mold doctors recommend the HERTSMI-2 test from Mycometrics

It shows a direct connection between health and 5 toxic molds.  It’s a good gauge to see where your building stands in compared to other buildings and whether

The HERTSMI-2 or HERTSMI detects 5 of the indoor toxic molds that grow in varying amounts of moisture. These 5 molds give a realistic educated guess of whether mold is a problem in a home or building.

There is a grading system or a “scorecard” to plug the numbers into and you get a good idea of how moldy a place is compared to other homes and whether or not a building is sick enough to make people sick.

“Only the ERMI and HERTSMI have been associated with sequential activation of innate immune responses, not air testing.” ~Dr. Shoemaker. Meaning it is the only test that he found that is consistently in line with lab results for CIRS, despite its drawbacks.

Buy a new box of unscented swiffer cloths from the drugstore.
This is important as an opened box that may be stored in your house may
be collecting mold toxins while sitting. Take one swiffer cloth from the
middle of the box – just in case the store was moldy – it’s more likely
that the middle cloths are not cross-contaminated.

Inside the building you want to test, use a clean swiffer to collect dust
from as many as ten sites, trying to get dust from the locations most
likely to have collected dust with mold in it.

Old dust may be a better indicator of what you want to find out than new
dust will be, if you are testing somewhere to see if you can live there…
or if someone is getting sick.

Put the swiffer in a ziploc and send that, the Mycometrics Chain of Custody Form, and
$150 to the address on the chain of custody form.

You will receive the result via email five days after they receive it. You
can get faster results by paying extra, and you can overnight the sample
and form to speed up the process. Mycometrics is in New Jersey.

Make sure you check the HERTSMI box!
The HERTSMI costs $150 and can be ordered from

When you get the results back by email and/or snail mail plug your numbers in the HERTSMI scorecard:

The HERTSMI “Scorecard”

We use a point system. Units are Spore E/mg.
10 points are assigned for
Aspergillus penicilloides >500
Aspergillus versicolor >500
Chaetomium globosum >125
Stachybotrys chartarum >125
Wallemia sebi >2500
6 points are assigned for
Aspergillus penicilloides 100-499
Aspergillus versicolor 100-499
Chaetomium globosum 25-124
Stachybotrys chartarum 25-124
Wallemia sebi 500-2499
4 points are assigned for
Aspergillus penicilloides 10-99
Aspergillus versicolor 10-99
Chaetomium globosum 5-24
Stachybotrys chartarum 5-24
Wallemia sebi 100-499
Interpretation of HERTSMI-2 Score
<11 Statistically safe for re-entry for those with CIRS
11-15 Borderline; clean first and re-test before re-entry
>15 Dangerous for those with CIRS. Do not enter.
HERTSMI-2 is a building index. No one HERTSMI-2 can possibly show all areas of a given building.
HERTSMI-2 does not replace careful observation of symptoms and lab results obtained following re-exposure

If you have already done an ERMI and you want to use the HERTSMI scorecard, just pull the values for the 5 molds in the HERTSMI and plug the values into the scorecard above.


If you want a more detailed report that looks for 36 molds instead of just 5 of the most toxic molds… The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index or ERMI has been a highly valuable tool for many practitioners and patients alike in evaluating the potential of ongoing mold exposure in the indoor environment.

It is not uncommon for an air testing sample to return negative results in the same environment where an ERMI is highly positive.

Given that some toxic molds are not readily airborne, air sampling is generally not an effective tool for indoor air quality; thus dust sample testing using the ERMI may be a better option.

Dust is a sampling of the air over a longer period of time… while air testing shows a snap shot in time.

This panel, developed by the United States EPA, includes a total of 36 fungal species/clusters that are broad enough to help address the mold problems of water-damaged indoor environments and to help assess the risk of mold exposure.

The ERMI gives a ratio of indoor and outdoor molds and I will advise you to pull the five molds measured in the HERTSMI-2 and follow the “scorecard” for evaluting both the ERMI and the HERTSMI tests.

The ERMI costs $285-$290 from Mycometrics – you save $5 if you use your own swiffer cloth and ziploc bag as described above for the HERTSMI. The swiffer kit or the vacuum kit can be ordered from Some people have gone to other labs for the ERMI testing but I recommend Mycometrics 100%. We have found inconsistent and unreliable results from other labs.

No test is absolute. If even one person is sick in a home or a building, and your HERTSMI comes back low… that person can be reacting to low amounts of mold. I have known people who are still reacting to mold when their HERTSMI is a ZERO! The more immune-compromised we are, the more sensitive we are.

Other things to look into if your HERTSMI is low and you still suspect the environment:

  • Radon
  • VOC’s
  • formaldehyde
  • pet dander
  • microbial fragments
  • Electro-magnetic frequencies
  • smart meters
  • water
  • food

There is a home air test for mold that I talk about on this page — scroll down below the HERTSMI instructions which are basically a repeat of this page!

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Global Warming and Climate Change Would Destroy Any Freedoms We Have Left

Our Last Year of Freedom? – Christopher Monckton’s Warning

In this video Christopher Monckton begs Australia to support their Prime Minister in standing against Global Warming and Climate Change at the Paris Climate Conference 2015.

This is not just a message for Australians… this is a global problem created by the UN. We have to stop this madness that is Climate Change Hysteria!

The data is presented in an easy to understand way. I recommend watching the video if you have any questions about climate change.

I’ve talked about the 97% of Climate Scientists agree talking point — it’s the figure everyone keeps repeating. I run into some people who even bump that number up to 99.9% agree so they can really marginalize the 99% who REALLY DO NOT agree. (If they can make up numbers, so can I)

@58:00 the method for coming up with this 97% figure is explained.

climate change obama

Terrify the population into agreeing with them…

Lord Monckton – GreenPeace is a Marxist Front

climate change unThis video goes into the desire for government to reduce the population of the world. They are not looking out for your best interests!

For many years, our United States government has been giving more and more of our freedoms away to the United Nations. It’s time to take our freedoms back!

Individuals should have choices of things like the right to farm, collect water, use energy, & the type of light bulbs we use.

The global elite wants to use Agenda 21 to allow them to control the world.. It’s all about power. They are increasing their power and functioning as a global government to the absolute fury of people who want to be free.

world-dominationGradually set up more and more bureaucracies and sending the bills to government. Expand the center of this global government so that they are very powerful. [EU, UN]

The Goal:

World Domination

The climate change argument should be over. There is enough science proving that there is no man made climate change, there never was global warming and there never will be any consensus since the facts show there is no reason for alarm.

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Climate Change Scaremongering

A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard and the Global Warming campaign was born. Revelle tried to calm things down years later, but Gore said Revelle was senile and refused to debate.

John Coleman documents the entire story and shows how 4.7 billion tax dollars per year are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though temperatures have not risen in years and years.

How the Global Warming Scare Began

The following is a documentary, by British television producer Martin Durkin, which argues against the virtually unchallenged consensus that global warming is man-made. A statement from the makers of this film asserts that the scientific theory of anthropogenic global warming could very well be “the biggest scam of modern times.”

The Great Global Warming Swindle Full Movie

Finally, four retired NASA scientists debunk climate change.

NASA Scientists Invalidate the Global Warming Hypothesis

Life on earth depends on Carbon Dioxide.Without it,all the plants would die, followed shortly after by all the animals To make out that it is some sort of poison gas dangerous.

A comment from the video above:

Thankfully there are a few non-retired scientists who do speak up, like Lindzen, Christy and Spencer. Losing a job because of telling the truth is a travesty and happens all too often in every field. In medicine, if anyone questions the efficacy or safety of vaccines, they could be “Wakefielded,” a new word coined after Dr. Wakefield was ruined for questioning. Corporations are ruthless when it comes to protecting their turf. Biggest Oil Rockefellers started this climate scam, and their minions are trained to accuse the opposition that they are being paid off by “big oil.” Cute. Even clever. And that’s the type of people we’re up against. They know the difference between right and wrong, but don’t give a damn. They’re selling global cooling in an ongoing Ice Age, and the current interglacial (Holocene) is already 500-6,000 years overdue to end.

Our Last Year of Freedom? – Christopher Moncktons Warning

Lord Christopher Monckton of Brenchley gives a timely warning in September 2014 at the Irish Club in Brisbane, Australia about the possible loss of our hard-won freedoms and democracies to un-elected bureaucrats at the UN in the upcoming Paris COP21 meeting.

He outlines the only two real obstacles to the treaty, Stephen Harper of Canada and Tony Abbott of Australia and warns how the left might try to ‘get rid’ of these two stand-outs before the December, 2015 meeting.

More Information:
Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

Global Warming Is a Hoax

Global Warming Petition Project

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Climate Change & Chemtrails Links

Watts Up With That

Watts Up With That

GeoEngineering Watch

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Global SkyWatch

Global Skywatch

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