The Science of Mold and Mycotoxins

To eradicate mold and mycotoxins, you have to understand it. Here's the science of what is happening.

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HOW MOLD IS FORMED

Molds are found everywhere, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. They reproduce by spores, which are carried by air currents. When spores land on a moist surface suitable for life, they begin to grow. Mold is normally found indoors at levels which do not affect most healthy individuals.

Significant mold growth requires moisture and food sources and a substrate capable of sustaining growth. Common building materials, such as plywood, drywall, furring strips, carpets, and carpet padding provide food for mold. In carpet, invisible dust and cellulose are food sources.

Flooding, leaky roofs, building-maintenance or indoor plumbing problems can also lead to interior mold growth. After water damage to a building, mold grows in walls and then becomes dormant until subsequent high humidity; suitable conditions reactivate mold.

Water vapor commonly condenses on surfaces cooler than the moisture-laden air, enabling mold to flourish. This moisture vapor passes through walls and ceilings, typically condensing during the winter in climates with a long heating season. Floors over crawl spaces and basements, without vapor barriers or with dirt floors, are mold-prone. 

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WHEN mycoTOXINS ARE CREATED

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi including mold. They are capable of causing disease and death in humans and animals. As mold grows into colonies, it may produce mycotoxins. One mold species may produce many different mycotoxins, and several species may produce the same mycotoxin. While some mycotoxins are used in antibiotics, others have the potential for use in chemical warfare due to their life-threatening potential. (Read more here by the National Institute of Health)

Humans or animals come in contact with mycotoxins through inhalation, physical touch or ingestion. The synergistic effects associated with genetics, diet, and interactions with other toxins have been poorly studied. Therefore, it is possible that vitamin deficiency, caloric deprivation, alcohol abuse, and infectious disease status can all have compounded effects with mycotoxins. In turn, mycotoxins have the potential for both acute and chronic health effects. These toxins can enter the blood stream and lymphatic system; they inhibit protein synthesis, damage macrophage systems, inhibit particle clearance of the lung, and increase sensitivity to bacterial endotoxin. 

The reason for the production of mycotoxins is not yet known; they are not necessary for the growth or the development of the fungi. Because mycotoxins weaken the receiving host, the fungus may use them as a strategy to better the environment for further fungal proliferation.

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HOW WE eliminate MOLd and mycotoxins

Enzymes are proteins that catalyze (i.e. accelerate) and control the rates of chemical reactions. In enzymatic reactions, the molecules at the beginning of the process are called substrates, and the enzyme convert them into different molecules, called the product.

Bio-remediation is a microorganism-mediated transformation or degradation of contaminants (mold in this case, the substrate) into non-hazardous or less-hazardous substances (the product).

MycoSolutions is a bio-remediation company that uses organic, non-toxic enzyme formulations to safely treat your home or business. Our proprietary solutions are safe for people, pets, plants, carpet, clothing, furniture and electronics. We safely and effectively treat indoor mold issues without the use of harmful chemicals or toxins.

Used exclusively by MycoSolutions, our proven safe and effective enzyme solutions treat mold naturally. Our enzyme formulations actually "digest" and break down mold and mold spores, leaving behind no potentially harmful residues or gases that result from the chemicals or biocides typically used in remediation.

Mycotoxins can't be killed and won't just leave over time. They need to be physically removed. MycoSolutions uses proprietary methods for the guaranteed, effective removal of mycotoxins for a full environmental cleaning.

30-45 days after we remediate, a post-remediation test will be conducted using an independent lab to verify and guarantee the removal of mold and mycotoxins.