MYCOTOXINS

The Goldmorr System Provides the Best Mold &

Mycotoxin Remediation for the 21st Century

MYCOTOXINS

Most people think they are pretty familiar with molds and the allergy-related health effects they can cause.  What many people don't realize is that some molds produce toxic compounds known as "mycotoxins" that are some of the most toxic substances in existence.  The type of mold and circumstances dictates the type of mycotoxin you are dealing with where each has its own set of special properties.

Even though mycotoxins enter into the bloodstream through the respiratory system, the governments have not yet set maximum levels for mycotoxins in the air of buildings.

Until now, all mycotoxin testing has been done on agricultural products, such as grain.  The FDA has set international standards for toxins ingested from food.  A Codex guideline level (GL) is the maximum level of a substance in a food or feed commodity which is recommended by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (www.fao.org) 

SCIENCE OF MYCOTOXINS

  • Toxicity of a Mycotoxin

    Mycotoxins are nearly all cytotoxic (toxic to living cells), disrupting cellular membranes and interfering with vital cellular processes (protein, RNA & DNA synthesis).  They are also toxic to the cells of higher plants and animals, including humans.  Higher organisms are not specifically targeted by mycotoxins, but seem to be caught in the crossfire of the biochemical warfare among molds and bacteria competing for the same environment.

  • Potency of a Mycotoxin

    Mycotoxins vary in specificity and potency by species, mold strain and the type of substrate on which they feed. What is still unknown are the effects of different mycotoxins in the same environment (the cocktail effect). Most mycotoxins do break down and lose their toxicity over time. But some take years, like the Trichothecene Group, produced by Stachybotrys molds. 

  • Size of a Mycotoxin

    Mycotoxins are not visible by the naked eye and range in size from 1 micron all the way down to .03 microns.  To put that in perspective, a human hair is about 150 microns in size.  Mycotoxins have no odor and can penetrate through wall and porous items.  This shows why the need for new detection methods is crucial.

  • Living or Chemical?

    Mycotoxins are not actually "alive" like mold spores.  They are a toxic chemical.  As such, effective treatment of a contaminated space is more about the removal of the mycotoxin.  This is a challenging process and requires trained professionals with the right tools and training to identify, remove and then verify with post-remediation testing.

MYCOTOXINS & YOUR HEALTH

  • Mycotoxins Ingested

    Most published materials on mycotoxins are in relation to those contained within foods.  The method of entry to the body is largely via ingesting (eating) mycotoxin-containing foods.  They can build up within the body.  Most commonly they end up in the digestive system and are largely expelled via the unrinary or intestinal systems.

  • Mycotoxins Inhaled

    Mycotoxins that are breathed in make their way through the mucus and straight to the respiratory system.  As a chemical, they can be absorbed into the blood and go to all parts of the body, including the heart and brain.  Elevated mycotoxins can cause many acute and chronic issues, including what is commonly described as "brain fog," in susceptible persons.  The respiratory entry point has rarely been measured in humans.

Benefits of The Goldmorr System

Goldmorr has just completed the most comprehensive study into mycotoxins within the built environment and has answered the remediation industry's needs for a safe and effective way to address mycotoxins in your breathable air.

 

Goldmorr's patented mycotoxin removal protocols can now identify the presence and type of mycotoxins, remove them from the environment, and then prove it with lab certified post-remediation air sampling. 

 

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