Other Biotoxins – Cyanobacteria and Algae Blooms

Mold and Lyme garner greater attention from both chronically ill patients and functional medicine practitioners, but they are not alone in the biotoxin world.  Spider bites and bartonella, the bacteria behind cat scratch disease, are also generally recognized as triggers for the Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).  Lesser attention, however, is paid to toxic algae…

Daycare Mycobiomes and Allergies

While correlation does not equal causation, the presence of various mold and yeast species in Norwegian daycare centers does suggest the need for more research.  A number of other studies have suggested a connection between mold and yeast in children’s environments and the development of allergies and asthma.  These researchers did not work necessarily towards…

Our Military Still Waits for Help with Mold

The news report below in the Military Times from February 17th recounts another sad chapter in our soldiers’ trench warfare against governmental bureaucracy.  In 2019, Congress passed measures to address the publicized issues with military housing which included not only mold infestations, but rats and other problems.  Countless soldiers and their families had raised awareness…

Moldy Dorms Closed at Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University joins a list of other colleges which have been forced to close a dorm or building for mold remediation over the years.  Johnson Hall has been closed as of November 23rd, 2021 after October investigations revealed mold concerns in a number of rooms.  VCU’s site linked below provides their basic information on…