After 167 samples were studied, researchers at Lund University in Sweden reported that more mold toxins are around than earlier estimations indicate. According to researcher and doctoral candidate Erica Bloom, “Mycotoxins not only directly kill cells but can also affect immune cells in a way that increases the risk of allergies.” This is even more significant considering there are over 400 known mycotoxins.
Bloom, Erica, Mycotoxins in Indoor Environments: Determination using Mass Spectrometry. Doctoral Thesis 2008
Stone, Kathlyn New findings on ‘toxic mold’ will further debate