Environmental illness, or mystery illness can look like many other things, and since most medical doctors are not trained to assess for it (or treat it), folks can go decades without answers.
There are two different mechanisms of mold – There’s the allergy to the mold spores and then the mold produces toxins we call “mycotoxins”, which are very, very toxic.
Mycotoxins can spread and affect the immune system severely.
And it doesn't affect everyone the same, in the same exposure/building. There may be four people living in the house and only one person is sick.
As mentioned in this post, allergies can be from pollen, but they can also be from mold.
Mold sensitivity doesn’t always “fit the mold” of what most people call an...
With spring here, many locales are experiencing a rainy season, and with it you can expect to see more issues with environmental air quality issues, namely toxic mold.
While mold cannot spread without these conditions, its spores may survive in a dormant state until conditions are suitable.
This means that mold spores that may have lain dormant all winter, due to cooler temperatures and lower humidity, will become active with rising temperatures and humidity.
Mold reproduces via the production of small spores. These spores can be compared to the seeds of a plant, though they are much smaller than seeds or even pollen grains.
Their small size makes them easy to disperse via wind and water. They can also travel long distances by clinging on to clothing or fur. You can see why we are heading into our moldy season.
Mold grows on materials...