Can exposure to toxic mold cause health issues? Is there a link between water-damaged buildings and neurological dysfunction, sinus and respiratory problems, and other chronic health conditions?
When seeking medical treatment, many mold-exposed individuals are met with skepticism by physicians. Family members or loved ones may dismiss the connection.
The document linked below offers a comprehensive list of studies that may be shared with those who question the connection between water-damaged buildings and adverse health conditions.
Examples of these studies include:
- Mould exposure at home relates to inflammatory markers in blood.
- Sarcoidosis, asthma and asthma-like symptoms among occupants of a historically water-damaged office building.
- The validity of the environmental neurotoxic effects of toxigenic molds and mycotoxins.
- Stachybotrys chartarum, trichothecene mycotoxins, and damp building-related illness: new insights into a public health enigma.
There are currently more than 300 studies linking exposure to toxigenic contaminants found in water-damaged buildings with adverse health outcomes.
This toxic mold illness document is the work of toxicologist Dr. Jack Thrasher and Dr. Irene Grant, along with momsAWARE. We hope this serves as a valuable resource for those seeking to validate an illness or educate the medical community.
Click the image below for a free downloadable List of References on Mold Illness.
This list will be updated frequently as more studies are published making the critical link between indoor water damage and health.
- 42Does mold remediation work? When water damage is localized and specific, proper remediation often solves the problem. But when a home is seriously contaminated, a leading toxicologist encourages consumers to be cautious. The book of Leviticus makes it clear that if mold is still present after remediation, the home is…
- 37Looking to remediate your home, office or apartment? Wondering how to choose a mold remediation company? Water damage can lead to serious mold problems which in turn can cause serious health issues. Sometimes remediation is not the best solution when the damage is systemic or the health of the occupants…
- 30The ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) test is a dust sampling analysis offered by several labs to evaluate the health of a building. ERMI uses a DNA-based method for identifying 36 different species of mold. Labs currently offering this test include: EMSL Analytical ($172-$350 plus shipping ) EMLab P&K (call…