Oct 17, 2015 0 Comments in Mold, Neurotoxicity by

Although there are an increasing number of news stories of the toxic effects of molds, it is rare that reporters accurately describe symptoms of mold toxicity. Today, American Broadcasting Company news affiliate WJBF in Augusta, Georgia got it right, and reported that mold can cause nervous system disorders such as headaches and memory loss. This is an important step in increasing public awareness of an extremely deleterious effect of mold, its propensity to deteriorate neuropsychological function and behavior.

As a professional neuropsychologist and neurotoxicologist, I have seen many cases of mold neurotoxicity since 2001. Depending upon a number of factors, mold neurotoxicity can cause mental retardation, fatigue, irritability, sleep disorder, learning and memory disorder, and emotional disorders including rage, depression, anxiety and psychosis – as it can damage any area or function of the brain.


References:

http://wjbf.com/2015/10/16/officials-warn-than-mold-and-mildew-can-take-over-as-flood-waters-recede/

Singer, R. (2005). Clinical evaluation of suspected mold neurotoxicity. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins and Human Health, Albany, New York: Boyd Printing.

Singer, R & Thrasher, J. Neurobehavioral toxicological analysis of a rampage murderer. (2015). To be published in the Journal of Applied Neuropsychology.

Singer, R. (2013) Neuropsychological developmental disorder following mold exposure. Arch Clin Neuropsychol 28 (6)

Singer, R. (2011). Chronic neurotoxicity after chronic mold exposure. The Toxicologist, Supplement to Toxicological Sciences, Vol. 120, Supplement 2, March.

Singer, R. and Gray, M. (2007). Neuropsychological evaluation of a practicing physician with mold exposure. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Volume 22, Issue 7, September, p 892.

Singer, R. (2005). Forensic evaluation of a mold (repeated water intrusions) neurotoxicity case. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Volume 20, Issue 7, p. 808.

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