Mycotoxins are produced by moulds. One mould species may produce many different mycotoxins, and the same mycotoxin may be produced by several species.
Mycotoxins have the potential for both acute and chronic health effects via ingestion, skin contact, and inhalation. These toxins can enter the blood stream and the lymphatic system. They inhibit protein synthesis, damage macrophage systems, inhibit particle clearance of the lung, and increase sensitivity to bacterial endotoxin.
There is evidence that they can cause cancers, kidney damage, gastrointestinal disturbances, reproductive disorders and suppression of the immune system.
Life-Work Potential produce a Mycotoxin Test Kit (produc t 8067).