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Friday, March 27, 2015

Mycotoxins - a hidden source of indoor polution


People suffering with indoor allergies and more severe reactions to mycotoxins - some displaying symptoms of chronic fatigue and cognitive impairment - are reporting benefits from using some of the advanced air filters (in addition to maintaining a mold-free environment). Mycotoxins (including aflatoxin, citrinin, ergot akaloids, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, patulin, trichothecenes, and zearalenone) are fungal defense molecules that many people have a strong chemical sensitivity towards. This reaction is more disabling and subtle than typical "allergies". It's an under-recognized source of health problems. It is difficult to find labs that test for these mycotoxins in humans, but RealTime Laboratories does.

-CB

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"Mycotoxicoses are examples of “poisoning by natural means” and thus are analogous to the pathologies caused by exposure to pesticides or heavy metal residues."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC164220/

"Over the past 20 years, exposure to mycotoxin producing mold has been recognized as a significant health risk. Scientific literature has demonstrated mycotoxins as possible causes of human disease in water-damaged buildings (WDB). This study was conducted to determine if selected mycotoxins could be identified in human urine from patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Patients (n = 112) with a prior diagnosis of CFS were evaluated for mold exposure and the presence of mycotoxins in their urine. Urine was tested for aflatoxins (AT), ochratoxin A (OTA) and macrocyclic trichothecenes (MT) using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA). Urine specimens from 104 of 112 patients (93%) were positive for at least one mycotoxin (one in the equivocal range)."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3705282/




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