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Toxic Mold

Toxic molds are fungi that have been shown to produce mycotoxins. The prefix “myco” means “fungus”, and the dictionary defines “toxin” as “a poisonous substance…that is produced by living cells or organisms…”. There are thousands of mold types, and not all mold types produce mycotoxins; the absence of mycotoxins means the mold is not toxic. The most frequently studied mycotoxins are produced by species of Aspergillus, Fusarium, Penicillium, Stachybotrys, and Myrothecium. But--let me add something here--there are probably hundreds of other mold types whose toxins have been detected under certain conditions. The five genera listed here are among the most common found in homes.


 
 
 
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Mycotoxins

Tests have shown that some molds produce toxic substances--mycotoxins--and they are found, primarily, on the spores.
Isavuconazonium
Neurologic and neuropsychiatric syndrome features of mold and mycotoxin exposure.
A year after Sandy, mold a lingering problem for buildings, health
Dampness and mould in schools and respiratory symptoms in children: the HITEA study
Correlation Between Alt a 1 Levels and Clinical Symptoms in Alternaria alternata– Monosensitized Patients
 
 

 
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