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Can black mold cause cancer?

Can black mold cause cancer?

yes possible: Aspergillus species ( moulds ) will produce produce aflatoxins , usual source is crops like corn pea nuts by ingestion ( eating )can cause liver cancers ...Read more

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Black Mold (Definition)

Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more


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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes black mold in your home?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes black mold in your home?

Mold in the home: There are many types of mold and many of them are black. Mold spores are everywhere and a part of life on earth. Excess growth of mold in the home usual comes from an area of water penetration coupled with stagnation of that moisture (lack of appropriate ventilation or airflow). Fixing the problem requires removal of the water source/leakage and/or improving ventilation. ...Read more

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Can black mold cause mental problems like depression?

Can black mold cause mental problems like depression?

Black mold: Toxic mold can produce neurotoxins that affect nerve cells in the brain, leading to mood swings, irritability, poor concentration, confusion, short attention span, dizziness, anxiety, depression, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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Can a very short period of time exposed to black mold cause noticeable health effects?

Can a very short period of time exposed to black mold cause noticeable health effects?

Mold: Mold is mostly black and not all is toxic black mold, stachybotris. A short time may not lead to long term health effects but may cause acute respiratory symptoms depends on extent of exposure ...Read more

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My daughter recently had a mastoidectomy should I be concerned that such a bad infection was caused by being around black mold and not knowing it.

My daughter recently had a mastoidectomy should I be concerned that such a bad infection was caused by being around black mold and not knowing it.

Doubtful: If there had been a mastoid infection caused by 'black mold' your doctor would have indicated that from the cultures or the pathology from the surgery. ...Read more

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Can black mold exposure cause symptoms of celiac disease in a person?

Not: likely because inhaled spores will be addressed by immune cells in your trachea and lung, while not directly affecting your immune cells in your gut lining. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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