Over recent years, there has been more and more awareness around the effects of mould on human health.
Mould toxicity is a condition in which an individual is overexposed to mould and becomes ill. It is not the mould that makes one ill, but the mycotoxins, which are essentially poisons released from mould. Anyone can become sick from overexposure to mycotoxins, however many people will recover from it once they move out or remediate the affected house or workplace. There are, unfortunately, some people who are genetically predisposed to becoming more ill from biotoxins. Those with the genetic halo-type HLA-DR are more likely to have trouble detoxing mycotoxins, which ultimately leads to a systemic condition known as ‘chronic inflammatory response syndrome’ (CIRS).