How Toxic is Mold?

Really, How Toxic is Mold?

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Mycotoxins are naturally occurring substances produced by mold and are pathogenic to animals and humans. An estimated more than 300 mycotoxins are produced by some 350 species of fungi. The T-2 mycotoxin, which is classified as a trichothecene mycotoxin, is elaborated from the fusariam, aspergillus, and stachybotrys (black mold) species of mold.

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Indeed, T-2 mycotoxin is so toxic that the 90% of the United States Army biological warfare research is on this toxin. In fact, T-2 mycotoxin has been used in war time situations as a biological war agent. In aerosol form it is referred to as “yellow rain” and was used in Vietnam, Laos, and several other wars.
Some molds, particularly stachybotrys (black mold) and aspergillus are very toxic and constant exposure can lead to serious health issues. If you suspect that you have mold in your home and are unsure of what type of mold it is, we recommend that you have it tested. We can help, contact us for a professional assessment!