Worst effects of toxic mould are 'in the mind'

 作者:蓝娩取     |      日期:2019-03-02 13:04:03
THE number of lawsuits over the toxic effects of “indoor mould” continues to skyrocket in the US. But two Californian doctors now suggest that, in most cases, the chronic symptoms it is being blamed for, such as memory loss, respiratory problems and decreased concentration, are all in the sufferers’ minds. Indoor mould was first labelled a killer in the mid-1990s when nine infants in Cleveland, Ohio, died from pulmonary haemorrhage following a flood. All their homes had the mould Stachybotrys chartarum, which produces a class of potent neurotoxins called trichothecenes. Even though the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta,