Mold Exposure causes a autoimmune reaMold Exposure causes a autoimmune reaction and can result in CIDP and other autoimmune diseases. This can be treated by IVIg and antifungal treatment.
Who is atrisk when exposed to mold?
Exposure to mold is not healthy for anyone inside buildings. It is important to quickly identify and correct any moisture sources before health problems develop. The following individuals appear to be at higher risk for adverse health effects of molds:
People with these special concerns should consult a physician if they are having health problems.
Are some molds more hazardous than others?
Allergic persons vary in their sensitivities to mold, both as to amount and type needed to cause reactions. In addition, certain types of molds can produce toxins, called mycotoxins, that the mold uses to inhibit or prevent the growth of other organisms. Mycotoxins are found in both living and dead mold spores.
Materials permeated with mold need to be removed, even after they are disinfected with cleaning solutions.Allergic and toxic effects can remain in dead spores. Exposure to mycotoxins may present a greater hazard than that of allergenic or irritative molds. Mycotoxins have been found in homes, agricultural settings, food, and office buildings.Go to main Mold page