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Fungal testing

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 12:30 Vinc Neil
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                       Email:   network1@hunterlink.net.au
 
 
           
                                    Fungal Testing Overview
Fungal exposure can lead to health concerns a lot of clinicians are not aware of and as such do not look for any indoor or occupied environmental exposural issues where there are symptomatologies which are reflective of bacterial and fungal exposure.
 
Current inadequate testing protocols do not show the full extent of the fungal contamination, previously culturing has been carried out on one medium which due to overgrowth along with slow growing fungal species can portray a totally incorrect fungal overview.
Our company along with our consultant Mycologist David Lark now do all testing where required on a 4 plate system which with different agars can restrict overgrowth and assist with slow growing fungal species.
Allowing a far more defined analysis of the contamination.
 
Fungi are an important part of the indoor contamination (1, 2) but there are other components which also must be tested for, where there are health issues.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 01:47
 

Environmental Exposures and Health Issues

Friday, 19 November 2010 04:27
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                     Mycotox Pty Ltd
Phone: 1300 046 442    
 
 
            Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)-A Real Health Issue
 
                                         David Lark, Vince Neil
 
Research reports and increased discussion (19) in the medical literature in those countries who’s health specialists appear not to be suppressed by commercial entities have brought greater attention to public health concerns associated with  human exposure to an ever broadening range of indoor toxins(20), including those admitted from the outside air but more importantly those released from building products, plus those generated as a result of indoor bacterial and/or fungal/mould activity where that ecology has been exacerbated in water damaged buildings. Some of these products can be a cause of oxidative stress. (It's has been shown hydrolysis products from fungi/mould do cause oxidative stress (21)).

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 19 November 2010 05:01
 

Breast Cancer is there a Fungal Link

Friday, 19 November 2010 04:15
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There has been a great deal of documented research(1,2,3,5)which shows a link between health issues, cancers, lung tissue damage, fungi and their resultant Mycotoxins. These are simply toxic agents, similar to other chemical contaminants which have been linked to Cancers.
 
“Epidemiological research designed to explore causality of illness has produced increasing evidence to verify that exposure to toxic agents is contributing to the escalating burden of chronic affliction “Stephen J. Genuis* Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 22 November 2010 05:56
 

ABC Brisbane Breast Cancer Cluster

Monday, 08 March 2010 01:07
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More Testing Needed

We are suggesting that further environmental testing may need to be carried out at the old studios in Toowong, Brisbane, where there was a breast cancer cluster, we have been in touch with various medical universities to access any published research which may determine that need.

The radon testing showed slightly elevated levels but certainly within the deemed standards, as we have been promoting the assumption that there can be a cumulative chemical effect on the body and that pre-exposure to some chemicals may in fact have a more toxic effect when exposed to other fungal toxins that may have the same pathway or result on human cells.

 

Toxic Moulds & Breast Cancer

Tuesday, 22 December 2009 01:05
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Toxic Moulds / Mycotoxins Linked to The Development of Breast Cancer

Here is a worrying thought currently no one is testing the indoor environment where Breast Cancer Clusters are being found, well certainly not the form of testing we believe should be implemented.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 March 2010 01:12
 


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