Schools that are water-damaged buildings (WDB) are a real source of problems for growing young minds and bodies.  There needs to be a professional plan put into place for full remediation with post-remediation testing to ensure adequate removal of the source of poison/danger.  Simply wiping mold up is NOT remediation!!  These toxins bind to receptors in the brain; an inflamed brain won’t learn or otherwise function well!

The process is very expensive, yet the human body has amazing resiliency; especially at younger ages.  We have the blueprint, the DNA for healing and healthy tissue.  Unfortunately, about 25% of the population at large carries the genetic profile, the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotype/allele that renders them susceptible to the autoimmune condition triggered by exposure to WDB’s.

Mr. Yost writes a very compelling story of something that probably happens more often than not.

INSIST that mold testing include Multiple Sequence Quantiative Polymerase Chain Reaction (MSQPCR) testing of building dust to identify & quantify the mold species collected from the dust of the bldg in question.  Air sampling is pretty worthless, it’s a “snapshot in time”, whereas the dust testing is more of a several-month-long video clip of what’s going on biologically, poisonously within that building.

We know that the brain becomes inflamed in susceptible people in WDB’s.  We know that autism develops in childhood.  We know that there are a lot of things we don’t yet know, but we also know that we cannot continue putting our next generation at risk.

Do we have the fortitude to do something, expensive as it may be, meaningful about this?

Dr. Raymond Oenbrink
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