have symptoms of mold illness? That science moment may have made your eyes glaze over, so consider this comment from. Plus it can be difficult to diagnose someone with mold toxicity; it can mimic many other conditions and symptoms are nonspecific. Mold can attach to your shoes, pets, clothes, carpets, furniture, books, and papers. Molds are multiple types of fungi that grow in filaments and reproduce by forming tiny spores that sprout and fly away, invisible to the naked eye. The Low-down on Mold. In future blogs, Ill cover what to do about. As a result, the toxins, in this case mold, trigger a persistent inflammatory response. Mold can circulate in your air system, especially if youre like me and rarely change your filters.
Mold toxicity falls under the larger category of biotoxin illness, also known as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (cirs). Continue, would you believe that half of buildings in the United States are water damaged, leading to the growth of mold and the potential for mold illness in susceptible individuals? In fact, 95 percent of mold illness occurs in this subgroup. Given that most of us spend significant time in a home and indoor workspace, theres a good chance youve been exposed to water damage and mold. You can perform an ermi on your own at a lower price (about 325) but its only helpful if its positive, in which case youll need to hire an environmental professional. Yet 30 years of good scientific evidence points to the serious health problem that mold can cause. The cirs doesnt heal on its own, will not abate, and will continue to provoke illness unless its treated. Surviving Mold: Life in the Era of Dangerous Buildings. Mold poisoning may be impacting your health.