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How to solve a medical mystery involving insomnia, chemical sensitivity, and an air purifier that seems to be an accomplice?

Does anyone have recommendations for dealing with wicked, terrible insomnia that seems to be caused by something I'm breathing in (judging by my racing heartbeat, constriction in my chest, and burning eyes)? Multiple Chemical Sensitivities are a part of this, so anyone with this who has learned a trick for controlling indoor air quality - please help me!!! [more inside]
posted by bross12 on Sep 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Preventing mold transfer.

Help me prevent transferring mold to new photo albums. [more inside]
posted by sapphirebbw on Sep 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Help! My shower is growing things!

How do I a) get rid of this mold in my shower and b) prevent it from coming back? [more inside]
posted by bluloo on Sep 2, 2009 - 16 answers

What the funk?

[WaterFilter] What is this slime that accumulates in my toilet? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Sep 1, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I prove my workplace is making me sick?

I think my work place is causing respiratory problems for me. How do I go about proving it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 8 answers

BugFilter: Unbeknownst to us, water got under our kitchen flooring. The bad section has been pulled up and cleaned but I'm seeing some small bugs in that general area. Help!

BugFilter: Unbeknownst to us, water got under our kitchen flooring. The bad section has been pulled up and cleaned but I'm seeing some small bugs in that general area. Help! [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Aug 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Popsicle mold in Toronto?

Where in Toronto (or failing that, online) can I buy a popsicle/ice pop mold? You'd think they'd be everywhere, but I can't find one. [more inside]
posted by sarahkeebs on Jul 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Please don't let these tomates go!

Tomato Plants showing some mold (SoCal) [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Jun 29, 2009 - 5 answers

How to destroy mold?

Help me stop the mold! I live on the damp Oregon coast. My wood-lined bedroom closet is moldy. Consequently, items I store there are also afflicted with mold (such as my photo albums and artbooks and clothing), and it has an unsavory odor. I try to keep it dry with a dehumidifier. [more inside]
posted by partner on Jun 21, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I find out if there is mold behind my drywall?

What is the least destructive method I could use to determine what if any mold might be growing in drywall? You see, there's this roof leak... [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jun 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me put the "fun" back in "fungus!"

Our upstairs neighbor's pipe burst this morning, and I'm worried about mold. Help! [more inside]
posted by dansays on May 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Burned down building, rising health concerns.

Asbestos, mold and spores! Oh my! Slightly afraid of the burned down building next to me. Should I be? Details, and a heartwarming metafilter-related story inside. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on May 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Lawn mold identification

What kind of lawn mold do I have? [more inside]
posted by Kevin S on Apr 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Moldy Kombucha!?

My kombucha grew some mold... and then the mold went away. What happened? Is it safe to drink? [more inside]
posted by thebigdeadwaltz on Feb 19, 2009 - 3 answers

If I can't change my environment I must change myself.

If you were once susceptible to mold and other air quality issues but have since strengthened your immunity how did you do it? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Jan 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Remind me to get a dog and teach it to sniff out mold.

When I get in the shower I smell that earthy smell associated with mold. Help me figure out what the source may be! [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Jan 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Can mold grow on food packed in oil?

Can mold grow on food packed in oil? [more inside]
posted by aws17576 on Dec 14, 2008 - 10 answers

cleaning mildew off microsuede?

After 4 months in storage, my red microsuede couch is now a gray velvet couch. Can I clean mildew from microsuede? How? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Nov 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me save my sausage!

Two parts: If I have a big piece of dry summer sausage that's developed mould, do I have to throw it away? And, how do I properly store it? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Nov 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Mold in Bathroom

How do I get my landlord to deal with the mold in my bathroom without compromising my living situation? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Oct 23, 2008 - 15 answers

What’s the best way to build a storage room in my basement?

What’s the best way to build a storage room in my basement? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Oct 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Why does everything in my apartment get moldy?

Why does everything mold over in our apartment? [more inside]
posted by OLechat on Sep 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Mold and Mildew Prevention

What is the better mold & mildew prophylaxis: a steam cleaner, a dehumidifier, or something else? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Sep 10, 2008 - 9 answers

mold in basement remodel -- what now?

I've put an offer on a 1924 house that has a refinished basement. The remodel was done by the homeowners, with no permits. My inspector found some mold on some wood and drywall. What now? [more inside]
posted by j on Sep 8, 2008 - 11 answers

A fungus among me

What are these horrible spores growing in my houseplant? Spore pictures included! [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on Sep 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Would-be Paletera

I want to make popsicles. Actually, quiero hacer paletas. I can NOT find paleta molds. Help?? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Sep 1, 2008 - 15 answers

How can I dry out the insulation under my car's carpeting after a big leak?

How can I dry out the insulation under my car's carpeting after a big leak? [more inside]
posted by Askr on Aug 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Stachybotrys chartarum? Yes, no, maybe so?

Is this black mold? If not, what could it be, and should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by jalebi on Jul 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Ahgh. Mold.

How do I remove mold and milk residue from the fabric interior on the seat of my car? [more inside]
posted by Alligator on Jul 24, 2008 - 2 answers

This is a bad idea, right?

What are the health risks of moldy pot? Would such a substance be safe to smoke?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Jul 9, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I find out if mold is causing her migraines?

My fiance has been experiencing rather severe migraines for close to a year now. Since they began she's been to many different doctors, specialists, chiropractors, etc. all of whom have failed to provide an answer. Its only now that I'm seeing a correlation between her migraines/headaches and our move into the first floor of an old house within the same timeframe. Could this be mold or another allergen? Help me figure this out and (possibly) get out of here before our wedding. [more inside]
posted by joshwebb on May 28, 2008 - 16 answers

How to kill bugs and mold?

How can I eliminate and prevent mold and mosquitoes from my apartment? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on May 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Should I be concerned about mold?

Should I be concerned about mold? [more inside]
posted by stevechemist on May 25, 2008 - 4 answers

moldy mouldering mold

Will a dehumidifier work for my mold problem? The size charts say a 25 pint one (~$150) would be fine for my square footage, but would one be able to cover the bathroom, living room and bedroom considering they are separate rooms? Would the air flow be good enough, or should I get some of the much smaller (seems like less well-reviewed too) dehumidifiers that go for $50-$70 on Amazon and put one in each room? [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Drippy, icky bathroom fun!

Mold and bleach? How much to kill it, but not me? (And I guess not my roommate, too.) [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on May 6, 2008 - 21 answers

Moldy Oldy Houses

Help. We're about to buy a house with mold in the walls. How can I get a sample analysis by mail? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on May 6, 2008 - 13 answers

What kind of mold is this?

This is mold, obviously; but why is it growing only on the seams of these blocks of wood? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Apr 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Toxic Inhahler

Where can I learn more about professional (or semi-professional) equipment for testing the levels of indoor air toxins like carbon monoxide, radon, mold, VOCs, etc.? Here's a Talk of the Nation show that addresses the need, if it helps.
posted by glibhamdreck on Feb 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Is there a mold problem in the attic?

How do I determine if there might a mold problem in the attic of a house we're interested in purchasing? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Feb 12, 2008 - 6 answers

How to handle mold?

So, how can mold/mildew grow without moisture? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Feb 10, 2008 - 11 answers

Help for killing a mildew odor that I can't smell myself

How do I kill a mildew smell -behind- a sink? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Jan 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Can I seal furniture in plastic to prevent mold?

Is it possible to "seal" furniture in a plastic bag to protect it from mold while stored in a basement? Please help me protect my inheritance until I have a bigger house! [more inside]
posted by intermod on Jan 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Mold in the US.

I have a two part question, about mold in the US, in buildings and the like. I'm thinking of moving, and I'm also allergic to mold. So this is a huge concern for me. a. What parts of the US is mold rare? and b. What parts of the US is mold commonplace? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jan 15, 2008 - 18 answers


What are the real dangers of mold?? Our master bathroom with something leaking somewhere and it has damaged the wood floor under the vinyl. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Jan 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me research this tomato mold.

Identifyfilter: What kind of mold is this on the tomato? What else can you tell me about that kind of mold? I'm curious partly because it's so pretty and also because I'd like to put the picture on Wikipedia as an example of...whatever it is.
posted by dreamyshade on Dec 30, 2007 - 8 answers

What to do about moldy walls and a bad landlord.

What to do about moldy walls and a bad landlord. [more inside]
posted by radiocontrolled on Dec 15, 2007 - 6 answers

I need to purify the air for someone else

I've got a sick basement, I need to fix it. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Welcome to hell, here's your accordion.

Moldyinstrumentfilter: How can I save an accordion from near-certain death? [more inside]
posted by otolith on Aug 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Why does our kitchen sponge smell like mildew after less than a week?

Our kitchen sponge starts to smell like mildew after less than a week of normal use. We use a standard "scrubby" sponge that has an abrasive side and an absorbent sponge side. Has anybody else experienced this problem, and if so, what did you do about it, or do you have any general advice about keeping sponges from mildewing quickly? [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on Aug 13, 2007 - 37 answers

I must get the musty out!

How do I get the musty smell out of a room, after the musty item has been cleared away? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jul 27, 2007 - 7 answers

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