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What is a Mycotoxin?

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold produces a byproduct as it grows and matures. That byproduct is called a mycotoxin. The US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health states, "Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by mold." As the name implies, it is a toxin.

The US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health continues its comments by stating " metabolites produced by mold are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals."Many of our mold-sick customers have health issues not only due to mold but the mycotoxins they produce.

Symptoms can widely range and affect many different organ systems, as suggested by author and practicing physician Neil Nathan M.D. He is author ofMold and Mycotoxins, Current Evaluation & Treatment (2016).He published the following list of symptoms:



*Muscle aches and cramps * Headaches

*Unusual Pains

*Abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea

*Sensitivity to bright light, tearing, blurred vision

*Chronic sinus congestion

* Cough, chest pain, shortness of breath

*Joint pain with morning stiffness

*Cognitive impairment

*Skin sensitivity to light touch

*Appetite swings and weight gain

*Mood swings

*Numbness and tingling

*Night sweats

*Frequent urination

* Temperature dysregulation

*Sensitivity to static electrical shocks

*Metallic taste in mouth

*Excessive thirst*Impotence


SERVPRO of Alamo Ranch has a licensed Mold Remediation Contractor on staff. Mold remediation is regulated in Texas by the State.

Source:L Restoration & Remediation magazine

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