Effects of Mold Exposure
Exposure to mold can cause itchy eyes, scratchy throats, and other allergy symptoms in people with such reactions. For deadlier effects however, there is no proof.
Though, “Toxic Mold” is responsible for releasing something called mycotoxins, which has been said to cause such things as asthma, heart damage, and loss of memory.
The worst of these suspected toxic molds is stachybotrys chartarum, a variety of black mold that requires nearly constant moisture.
Although Trial Lawyers Inc. tries to prove such, medical science still strives to prove the connection between toxic mold and serious health illnesses.
Who Has a Higher Risk?
Patients with chronic respiratory diseases have a higher risk in mold touched environments. Acknowledging this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control states that the following is the current state of science on â€œtoxicâ€ mold:
â€œThere are very few case reports that toxic molds (those containing certain mycotoxins) inside homes can cause unique or rare health conditions such as pulmonary hemorrhage or memory loss.
These case reports are rare, and a causal link between the presence of the toxic mold and these conditions has not been proven.â€
The mold panic was started mostly back in 1994 and 1997 when the US Centers for Disease Control illegedly found a connection between the toxic mold breed stachybotrys chartarum and health illnesses in infants found in Cleveland.
However, in the year 2000, the CDC decided against former methodology, and retracted earlier reports.
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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team
Source : Trial Lawyers Inc. 2003