Not all types of mold fall into this category. In fact, there are many types of beneficial mold. We would not have cheese for example, without the beneficial action of mold on milk ingredients for example.
So it is not the molds themselves, but the toxins they release that cause all the trouble.
Toxic Mold and Illness
Harmful molds can cause illness in a number of ways:
- Toxic effects
- allergic reactions
- Immunotoxic effects
A mold infection is also not a toxic effect, but a situation where mold growth is able to take hold in the body. This is often due to a problem with the effected individual’s immune system.
Toxic mold refers either to the toxic or immunotoxic effects of mold.
Toxic Effect of Toxic Mold
They cause a variety of damage types to the internal organs and nervous system.
Toxic Mold and Carcinogenic Effect
Too much exposure to the effects of these toxic molds can be cancer-causing.
Toxic Mold and Immunotoxic Effect
Mycotoxins can greatly reduce the effectiveness of your immune system. This may explain why so many mycotoxins are carcinogenic, and why mold allergy are so common.