Mold toxicity belongs to the big category of biotoxin diseases, also known by the name of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).
Experts on this disease define CIRS as a chronic and acute, systemic inflammatory response acquired after an exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged object with resident toxigenic microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, mycobacterium, and actinomycetes as well as inflammagens.
24% of the people are unable to produce adequate antibody responses, and they are the ones that make up more than 95% of the persons suffering from diseases related to water-damaged objects.
Around 24% of the population is genetically liable to mold toxicity, because they have an immune response gene (HLA-DR).
Hence, people with such genes have a higher risk of developing a mold disease. This subgroup features 95% of patients with mold disease.
2% of patients contribute those who are particularly liable to the disease and have a “quicker and sicker” variation of these genes.
Furthermore, if a person is not vulnerable to mold disease, this still does not mean that there is a zero chance to develop it.
In the case of mold exposure, people are unable to recognize certain toxins as toxins, like mold, so they recirculate inside the body. As a consequence, these toxins result with a continual inflammatory reaction.
Mold disease from objects damaged by water is a serious health problem, as it causes chronic inflammation as a result of weakened immunity, leading to various health issues when left untreated. The sickness is built into the DNA and once it is triggered, the signs and the inflammatory reaction may last too long.
A person is diagnosed with CIRS if he or she meets all of the criteria below:
Anomalies documented by Visual Contrast Sensitivity tests. Genetic susceptibility to biotoxin-related sickness, based on identification with an HLA susceptible haplotype. Symptoms, signs, and history of exposure to biotoxin. The history should involve susceptibility to molds as proven by an ERMI testing. In case of ciguatera, microcystin, etc., the history includes possible exposure or laboratory evidence of biotoxin exposure.
Biomarkers consistent with the neuroimmune, vascular, and endocrine anomalies specific to CIRS. In the case of constant biotoxin exposure, a liable genotype, or an abnormal VCS test, the person will likely manifest the laboratory anomalies common to CIRS.
Therefore, if a person suspects that he or she is vulnerable to mold and faces some of these symptoms, they should: Learn and investigate everything about mold disease. Detect the presence of any mold in your home. An environmental professional can inspect your home or office, or perform an ERMI test.
If this test is positive, you need to call a professional for solving the issue. A doctor capable to use the Shoemaker Protocol can work with you, and help you investigate your liability to mold disease.