Â" There are over 100,000 species of molds. Â" About three dozen cause health problems in humans. Â" We have known for a long time about the health effects of molds.
History of Molds Â" Molds are mentioned in Leviticus in the Bible (Chapter 14)
Â" Molds were used by the Spartans in their war against Athens in 430 B.C.
Â" There were 65 mold epidemics worldwide between 1591 and 1889 Â" 1920's: Fatal kidney disease caused by mold in Denmark and the Balkans
Â" 1930's: Stachybotrycosis:30% of horses in Russia from eating moldy hay
Â" 1944: Alimentary Toxic Aleukia epidemic in Russia from eating moldy bread; 10% of the population was affected and it was often fatal
Â" 1952: Aflatoxicosis: killed poultry that ate moldy corn (Aspergillus)
Biological Warfare Â" Used in Southeast Asia from 1974-1981
Â" Used by Sadam Hussein
Â" National Guard Review EPA, FEMA and CDC
Â" All these government agencies agree that mold starts to grow and spread 24 to 48 hours after water damage.
Â" First identified and described by a scientist from wallpaper collected in a home in Prague in 1837.
Â" Toxic effects of Stachybotrys reported as early as the 1920s.
Â" Reports and surveys on mold in homes have been published since at least the late 1970s.
Â" In 1986, the injurious effects of trichothecenes - a mycotoxin produced by Stachybotrys chartarum and a few other molds - were reported from a study of a family in Chicago. That report, by Dr. Croft, said that Stachybotrys could be commonly found in homes with water damage, could grow undetected behind walls and could grow profusely on sheetrock.
Floods Cause a Hazardous Potential for Toxic Mold
Â" According to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), mold growth in water-damaged homes is a potential hazard caused by flooding and can be a serious health risk. Molds are simple microscopic organisms found virtually everywhere, such as plants, food, dry leaves, organic material, etc. Dampness in basements, walls, carpets, and wood caused by flooding provides an excellent environment for molds to flourish
Molds and Mycotoxins
Â" Molds multiply very fast.
Â" As they multiply, they release into the air mycotoxins.
Â" These mycotoxins are what cause damage to humans.
1. A mold that produces mycotoxins usually produces a series of toxins rather than just one toxin.
2. If a mold known to produce toxins is present in a home or building, then the toxins it produces are present as well.
3. A toxin can be stable for weeks. It takes heat over 500 degrees F to destroy it.
What are these mycotoxins called?
Â" Beta Glucans
Â" Nitric Oxides
Effects on Human Health
Â" THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Â" NERVOUS SYSTEM
Â" RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Â" GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
How Bad Are They?
Â" Cancer of the kidneys
Â" Cancer of the esophagus
Â" Cancer of the liver Â- with a 10 year latency period
Â" Short Term Memory Loss
Â" Numbness and Tingling
Â" Anxiety and Depression
Â" Numbness and Tingling
Â" Anxiety and Depression
Â" Mood Swings
Â" Changes in Personality
Â" Aches and Pains in Arms and Legs
Â" Shortness of Breath
Â" Sore Throat
Â" Abdominal Pain
Â" Bleeding from Rectum
Â" Hair Loss
Â" Children: behavior problems
Â" Skin Rashes
Â" Fibromyalgia, hypoglycemia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Pets can get sick too....
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: Can cause permanent lung damage
Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome: Can occur after a single exposure to dust contaminated with mold and causes a chronic flu-like syndrome .
Diagnosis of Mold Related Disease
Â" Immune System Function
Â" Antibodies to Molds by Blood Tests
Â" Neurological Testing
Â" First, know what parts of the body have been damaged
Â" Second, treat the damage done, not the symptoms
Â" Neurological Effects of Mycotoxins
Â" Immune Suppression by Mycotoxins
Â" Effects on Children
Leviticus 14:45 A house desecrated by mildew, mold, or fungus would be a defiled place to live in, so drastic measures had to be taken.
Leviticus 13:47-50 If any clothing is contaminated with mildew---any woolen or linen clothing, any woven or knitted material of linen or wool, any leather or anything made of leather---if the contamination in the clothing or leather, or woven or knitted material, or any leather article, is greenish or reddish, it is a spreading mildew and must be shown to the priest. The priest is to examine the mildew and isolate the affected article for seven days...
Leviticus 11:47 You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean...
Regardless of the source or reason for today's mold infestations, the same "drastic measures" to rid one's self of mold are required as they were 2000 years ago.
What drastic measures were employed to eliminate mold 2000 years ago? It seems reasonable that contaminated items were either burned or buried - or both. Are mold toxins any less deadly today? Many mold-infested homes and buildings, including the infected items within, should be of immediate concern.
[The above information was obtained from Dr. Andrew W. Campbell.]
As a victim of a mold-related illness, I urge you to take this issue to heart. Look at the photos which follow. They are the sad reality of what mold-mycotoxins did to us; but we are just one case of mold poisoning. Mold is causing devastating health effects all across the USA. Toxic mold runs rampant in homes, schools and the workplace. Most mainstream physicians and even some of the agencies designed to protect us deny the serious health effects. I assure you the pain and devastation seen below is just as real as it looks. Please be warned and help bring the truth to America. It could just as easily happen to you or someone you love. Photos: Before and after toxic mold hell.
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