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Wallpaper Can Be a Source of Toxic Mold

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  • An estimated 40 percent of American buildings, including at least 25 percent or more of all homes, are believed to be affected by toxic mold that can cause serious health problems
  • Poor construction and water intrusion are common sources of microbial growth. Researchers are now warning that wallpaper can be a significant source of fungi that contribute to sick building syndrome
  • Guidelines to identify mold intrusion and remediate the problem are discussed, as is guidance on diagnosing mold-related illness and its treatment

By Dr. Mercola

Did you know an estimated 40 percent of American buildings, including at least 25 percent or more of all homes, are believed to be affected by toxic mold? Some of the mycotoxins produced by molds can be more problematic than pesticides and heavy metals even, in part because their concentration can be far larger, but also because they tend to affect more biological systems than pesticides and heavy metals do.


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