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Hurricanes and Black Mold

Hurricanes typically occur in wet and humid areas and cause flooding making your home vulnerable to mold.   Black Mold, in particular, is a major issue in the aftermath of a flood since it can initially be difficult to detect and the effects last long after the flood water has been removed.  Black Mold typically refers

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Can black mold cause seizures?
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Can Black Mold Cause Seizures?

We know mold and mycotoxins can cause inflammation and neurotoxicity, but do they cause seizures? In research, patients exposed to Stachybotrys chartarum and tested positive for Macrocyclic Trichothecenes complained of a number of symptoms in which some cases included seizures, however, due to possibly other contributing factors, your physician would need to make that association.

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Is Black Mold Airborne?

Mold spores and their mycotoxins (secondary metabolite) are very small and difficult to detect except thru testing until a colony has grown to a significant size.  Mold and mycotoxins, in fact, are so small and lightweight they can subsequently become aerosolized with normal air velocity and circulation found in the indoor environment (ie. ceiling fans,

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Toxic Black Mold & Your Lungs

We know airborne mold and mycotoxins, in the indoor environment, can deeply penetrate into the respiratory tract.  Many respiratory symptoms have been associated with mold exposure: Asthma Inflammation Difficulty Breathing Cough Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pulmonary Fibrosis Acute Pulmonary Hemorrhage We know thru research Aspergillus fumigatus has been identified as the major causative agent in

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