Mold and Health

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What is a mycotoxin?

A mycotoxin is toxic to vertebrates.  They are produced by fungal growth.  These fungal toxins generally are low molecular weight volatile organic chemical compounds that are similar in chemical structure to ketones, aldehydes, alcohols, and aromatic and aliphatic compounds.

How do mycotoxins enter the body?

Mycotoxins are lipid or fat soluble being absorbed by the intestinal lining, through contact with the skin, and through inhalation.

How do I know mycotoxins are in my body?

There are laboratory analyses to determine if mycotoxins are stored in body tissue.

Why do I need to eliminate mycotoxins from body tissue?

  • Mycotoxins are cytotoxic.  They can be acutely or chronically toxic depending on the kind and amount of the toxic exposure.  Repeated exposure to a particular mycotoxin or exposure to multiple mycotoxins can have cumulative and differing effects from those experienced by a single mycotoxin exposure.
  • Mycotoxin exposure can affect the central nervous system causing headaches, depression and incoordination.  It can act as an immune suppressant and be carcinogenic.  Many can attack the liver, the kidney, and the respiratory system.  Mycotoxin exposure can be a serious health threat.

How do I eliminate mycotoxins from my body?

  • Specific nutrients and medications can be used to try to eliminate mycotoxins from the body.  
  • Oxygen therapy is used by some to help in eliminating them from tissue.  
  • Deep heat chamber depuration therapy is also used to remove these stored toxins.  
  • Environmental controls and dietary manipulations are employed with some of these methods to aid the process of returning the body to a state of health.
  • Immune therapy and skin testing and immunotherapy can be added to the arsenal of eliminating these toxins from tissue and organs and in restoring their proper functioning.

How do I determine the best treatments for me?

You want to choose a medical facility:

  • Which is experienced in treating mold and mycotoxin exposure,
  • Which can perform the tests necessary to determine the toxicity and the sensitivity response of your entire body to the exposure,
  • Which can assist you in proper remediation procedures of your home and its contents,
  • Which is committed to treating the whole person,
  • Which offers several treatment modalities to combat the many aspects and effects of mold and mycotoxin exposure.

The Environmental Health Center-Dallas is the correct choice.  Call 214-373-5146 to initiate recovery.

Is there anyone working to develop standards for the amount of mold buildings can have to make them livable/workable?

NIOSH, EPA and OSHA have, through careful analysis, developed what they consider to be allowable and safe exposure levels for certain chemicals in the workplace.  These and other agencies governing indoor air quality have specific allowable levels for molds and particulates.

These levels may not be acceptable to everyone.  They may not be acceptable to persons who have previously experienced exposure to molds and mycotoxins or who are affected by environmental illness.  Also, persons exhibit biological uniqueness. Therefore there is not, nor will there ever be, acceptable levels for everyone.

How can I know what specific mold I have been exposed to?

You can buy a mold test kit and find out what kind of mold you are dealing with.

Mold related Products

Links to Mold related articles are below.

Overview of mold information

Common molds found in the home

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Committee on Environmental Health. ABSTRACT. This statement describes molds, their toxic properties, and their potential for causing toxic respiratory problems in infants. Guidelines for pediatricians are given to help reduce exposures to mold in homes of infants.

Articles by Dr. Rea and Staff at EHC-D