Are Mycotoxins Making You Sick?
Certain types of mold produce a poisonous substance, commonly referred to as mycotoxins. The toxins are released into the environment as a way for the mold to defend itself.
Common molds associated with mycotoxins production: (source)
- Aspergillus flavus
- Aspergillus ochraceus
- Aspergillus niger
- Penicillium verrucosum
- Strachybotrys chartarum
- Aspergillus fumigatus
- Chaetomium globosum
- Aspergillus Fusarium sp.
- Aspergillus Versicolor
Some are harmless to humans, but others can cause serious health issues when ingested. Mycotoxins have been linked to many types of medical issues: (click HERE for a list of health concerns.)
The U.S. Government has tested our food supplies for mycotoxins for years. Now, there is an increased focus on the same toxic exposures in our living environments.
If you’ve had a mold issue or someone in your home is suffering from symptoms related to mycotoxins, you need to call a mold removal specialist to handle the problem. Many times, homeowners think they have taken care of the issue by killing the visible mold. However, they may still have mycotoxins in their home. This is because these toxins are non-living chemicals that linger long after the producing mold has been eradicated.
Invisible to the naked eye, these particles can permeate your house through your HVAC system. They can become airborne and settle on the food you eat. When you breathe the air, the mycotoxins can work their way into your lungs. Once they have entered the body, they can then pass through the bloodstream and collect in vital organs, such as your liver and kidneys.
Not all types of mold produce mycotoxins and not all these toxins cause serious health problems. The only way to know if your home has been contaminated is to call a certified mold tester to see if your home is free from contamination and to have your doctor evaluate your physical symptoms.
A TMP technician takes samples from your home and sends them to an independent laboratory for analysis. If they find elevated amounts of mycotoxins, then we develop a plan for remediation based upon the lab data.
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The Mold Pros technicians can develop a plan for resolving elevated mold and mycotoxin issues in your home or office.
Don’t let mycotoxins poison your home. Contact The Mold Pros and schedule your mycotoxin testing today and have peace of mind, knowing that you do not have elevated levels of these toxins in your home.