What Aspergillus can do to you
MYCOTOXINS & YOU
This is just one example:
Chemical Type: Dihydrodifuranocoumarin
Produced by: Produced by Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus parasiticus, Aspergillus ochraceoroseus, Aspergillus pseudotamarii, Emericella venezuelensis, Aspergillus bombycis and Aspergillus nomius
Toxicity: Primarily an hepatotoxin and in some species, an hepatocarcinogen and mutagen. Toxic response depends on how the molecule is metabolised in the liver.
Possibly associated with human liver cancer in association with hepatitis B infection.
Aspergillus fumigatus is the most commonly isolated species which is harmful to humans, followed by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger. Aspergillus clavatus, Aspergillus glaucus group, Aspergillus nidulans, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus ustus, and Aspergillus versicolor are among the other species less commonly isolated as opportunistic pathogens.Mycotoxins include metabolic by-products produced by a number of different fungi that may or may not be toxic. One of the mycotoxins, aflatoxin, is produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Four different aflatoxins, B1, B2, G1 and G2, have been identified with B1 being the most toxic, carcinogenic, hepatotoxic and potentially mutagenic, while also being the most prevalent.
Possible Biological Warfare Agent
To stress the significance of the component aflatoxin as a known carcinogen by the USA government,(there us every reason to believe that this information is and has been readily available to the Austrlian government and COMCARE as well) the following expert on Iraq's declaration of biological weapons in 1998 according to this SIPRI fact sheet.
The discovery that Iraq was researching aflatoxin, not a traditional BW candidate, was a cause for some surprise. It is a carcinogen, the effects of which manifest themselves only after many years, and several Western experts have rationalized this Iraqi programme only in terms of genocidal goals. If aflatoxin were used against the Kurds, for instance, it would be impossible definitively to prove the use of BW once the symptoms emerged. Another possible explanation is its potential use as an immune suppressant, making victims more susceptible to other agents. However, the aflatoxin declaration may also hide other aspects of Iraq's BW programme: according to Iraq's depositions, the production programme never encountered any mishap
ABPA Allergic Bronchopulmanory Aspergillosis
Aspergillus, Sinusitis & Asthma
In the building you work in if it has a ducted air-conditioning system and it is older than 3 years. Insist that it have its ducting cleaned. It is not expensive. Your health should not have a price on it.
In the outdoor environment many indoor toxic moulds breed seasonally. In the air-conditioning they may increase in numbers in throughout the year.
It has come to my attention that COMCARE may be telling sufferers that they are the only ones in the country with the problem. THIS IS NOT SO.
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