Toxic Mold and Chronic Damage to the Immune System, Endocrine System, and Respiratory and Nervous Systems

Scientific and Medical Evidence - Listing of Research conducted worldwide section :
Molds & Mycotoxins & Immune Dysfunctions
Scientific Findings in Primer for International Consensus Criteria (2012)

Test for mycotoxins in the urine and blood and inflamed tissues. Myoctoxins have been found in high percentages of ME patients. One study found that 93% of ME patients had mycotoxin exposure, with many having multiple mycotoxin exposures, while none of the healthy controls had evidence of mycotoxin exposure. Mycotoxin exposure has been proven to lead to immune activation, in particular a chronic inflammatory state, and to endocrine system and nervous system abnormalities all which are consistently found in ME patients.

Tests on 285 ME patients and 200 controls in 2013 by Hornig et al. in New York show that there are significant increases in Eosinophils and chronic allergic or inflammatory responses to some agent in those ME patients who have the illness for 3 years or less. (Preliminary findings of Hornig et al., September 2013). Dr. Paul Cheney, Dr. De Meirleir and Dr. Peterson are now using tests for mycotoxins as part of their diagnostics protocol for ME / CFS.

Model of role played by Mold and Mycotoxins in immune system, neurological and endocrine illnesses. Dr. Shoemaker et al. (Click on image).

The Biotoxin Pathway


  • If you suffer from sinus problems or sinusitis get an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor to take a biopsy of your inflamed sinus tissues. And test for molds, mycobacteria and mycotoxins, bacteria and viruses. In most cases mold has been found to be the infection.
  • Test for mast cell dysfunctions and abnormalities. This is linked to inflammation, pain, and blood vessel abnormalities. Some research findings listed on this link - and at this link
    Test for:
    • Tryptase, histamine, heparin blood
    • Eosinophilia, basophilia, monocytosis activity
    • Serum chromagranin A
    • Serum and urinary leukotriene and prostaglandin isoforms
    • Urine methylhistamine after exercise
    • Also test for abnormal levels of neuropeptide Y as this directly affects mast cell functions
  • Testing the home and office
    Mycometrics are specialists in mold and myoctoxin testing in the environment
    Get a professional mold testing business to test for molds in your home and workplace. Including air tests, and examination of walls and cupboards, and inside walls and ceilings, and inside air conditioning and heating systems.
  • ME / CFS patient testifies before CFSAC committee in Washington DC


  • Lecture by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker on the effects of chronic myoctoxins and mold exposure on the immune system, endocrine system and nervous system


  • Lecture by Dr. Andrew Campbell on the effects of chronic myoctoxins and mold exposure on the immune system, endocrine system and nervous system


  • Talk by Dr. Jack Thrasher on the effects of chronic myoctoxins and mold exposure on the immune system, endocrine system and nervous system. Click on picture below to view Videos 1 - 6.
  • Mold Warriors :Fighting America's hidden health threat
    by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker and Patty Schmidt
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    Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker is a medical doctor based in Maryland, USA. He is one of the top experts on mycotoxins in the world. He has been treating ME / CFS patients since the late 1990's, and he believes that myctoxins are a major factor in some ME / CFS subgroups and in other illnesses. Mycotoxins are accepted by the CDC and NIH in the USA as being hazardous to health.


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