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Mould Avoiders: The Aussies Going To Excessive Lengths To Deal With Continual Sickness

Tuesday 13 November 2018




Richard Barry
Richard Barry has spent the last two years on the road
and living in a tent in a bid to avoid mould.

Mould avoiders: The Aussies going to excessive lengths to deal with continual sickness

By Emily McPherson
November 10, 2018
© Nine Digital Pty Ltd 2018

For the past two years Richard Barry has lived a nomadic, solitary existence, camping up and down the east coast of NSW in a tent.

The panoramic ocean views are spectacular, but many days he is too ill to enjoy them.

He spends much of his time in a state of hypervigilance, scrupulously monitoring his surroundings to avoid an adverse reaction that could send his health spiralling downhill.

Simply going into a “bad” Woolworths to buy a meal or talking to the “wrong” person can be enough to set his body off, he says.

Mr Barry, 32, is a “mould avoider”, one of a small but growing number of people in Australia who believe the toxin is causing them to become severely ill and going to extreme lengths to avoid it.

As with almost all mould avoiders, Mr Barry spent many years in the mainstream medical system seeking an answer to his chronic illnesses.

“I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome when I was 17. I went down the rabbit hole with a lot of doctors and specialists trying to recover my health,” he tells


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