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Neutralizing Mycotoxin

The most ignored, misunderstood & dangerous part of toxic mold

Mycotoxins are a large group of secondary metabolic products from fungi, or molds, which pose serious risks for human and animal health. Fungal growth and mycotoxin production may occur anywhere these species of molds grow under suitable temperature and humidity conditions.  Mycotoxin occurs widely in foods and indoor environments. 

Contamination of surfaces and possessions can be devastating to humans, animals and even plant life that are exposed to these chemically-derived metabolites.  Understanding the difference between Mold Spores and the Secondary Metabolites (Mycotoxins) produced by Mold Spores is one of the most important things you can know about toxic mold exposure.  In fact, the number one reason for illness and why homes, surfaces and possessions cannot be ignored and must be either thrown away or decontaminated is because of "mycotoxin".  

 

Mold Spore
Mold Spore

Spores are the visible part (under microscope or visible in millions in a colony) that we associate with "mold".  Mold spores are various fungi that cover surfaces in what are known as "colonies", as fluffy mycelia and usually produce colonies of asexual, or sometimes sexual, spores.  Mold fungi spores form on vegetable or animal matter, commonly as a downy or furry coating and associated with decay or dampness.  Their primary energy source is organic matter which is broken down by enzymes released from the mycelia (the mass of hyphae) into simpler compounds.They are genetically similar to yeasts.There are thousands of known varieties of molds.  By decomposing organic matter, molds play a big part in material biodegradation, enabling decay and rot necessary in all ecosystems.  Adequate humidity and temperature are needed for optimal growth of mold spores.  The spore itself is only "ALLERGENIC" and is not toxic.  This is why we have some mold species (spores) that are not toxic molds and only cause allergic reactions and not toxic poisoninings. 

Mycotoxin
Mycotoxin

Mycotoxin is the invisible "chemical" byproduct or (metabolyte) that is created and excreted by the spore itself.  Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi spores they are considered to be harmful to health and are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals. Because of their pharmacological activity, some mycotoxins or mycotoxin derivatives have found use as antibiotics, growth promotants, and other kinds of drugs; The enzymes and mycotoxins that toxigenic molds produce can also inhibit the growth of other molds and microorganisms.  Others have been implicated as chemical warfare agents. The most important mycotoxins that are associated with human and veterinary diseases, include aflatoxin, citrinin, ergot akaloids, fumonisins, ochratoxin A, patulin, trichothecenes, and zearalenone.  Mycotoxin is "TOXIC" and not allergenic.  Mycotoxin is what makes some mold species "toxic molds" because they produce toxic secondary metabolytes called mycotoxin that destroy DNA and kill living cells.  Mycotoxin causes toxic poisoning. 

Ec3

EC3 solutions are an all-natural botanical surfactant that removes mold spores, neutralizes mycotoxin, kills bacteria, and eliminates musty smells from hard and soft surfaces with no harmful chemicals and can be used to decrease the overall mold load in your indoor environments.  

This patented, non-toxic solution contains a proprietary blend of citrus seed extracts designed to control mold levels in your home where you suspect mold growth. Additionally, independent laboratory test confirms the efficacy of EC3 Mold Solution.  Spraying and misting EC3 Mold Solution are ways to remove mold spores and bacteria that naturally float in the air and land on all surfaces including hard surfaces like counter tops, furniture and floors, and soft surfaces like drapes, furniture, and carpets.  It is most effective when followed by HEPA vacuuming to physically remove debris.    

Control musty smells on non-washable textiles and furniture.  EC3 Mold Solution Concentrate is safe for use on all materials, surfaces, and fabrics and is safe to be used around children and pets.  It does not contain harmful chemicals and is non-toxic.  

EC3 Mold Solution Concentrate should be diluted per package instructions and used in a spray bottle, mister, or fogger to treat larger areas.  

Using EC3 Mold Solution Concentrate regularly is a vital part of the Environmental Treatment Protocol developed by Dr. Don Dennis, board certified Ear, Nose and Throat MD FACS to reduce mold counts indoors.  Read below, the independent Laboratory report on EC3 products effectiveness.  

Scientific Data About Ec3 & Mycotoxin

On May 15, 2012 The medical director of RealTimeLaboratories released a confirmation letter to Donald Dennis, MD of Microbalance Health Products.  In the letter Dennis Hooper stated that RealTimeLaboratories fully evaluated the use of their Ec3 products on mold and mycotoxin.  Their testing revealed that Ec3 products eliminated mycotoxin.  

Ammonia

Ammonia has been used in the food industry for centuries to kill small concentrations of mold spores and to "Chemically inactivate" mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins and mold spores can be cleaned on ONLY "non-porous" items (like on my "saving your possessions" chart on the website) but only using "ammonia". Ammonia is actually the only known (natural) substance "to us", to actually change the molecular structure of both the spore and the mycotoxin metabolite.

The agriculture and farm industry have known this for centuries. This is why they treat a lot of your food and grains with an ammonia wash before bringing it to the general public. Ammonia is what protects humans and animals from dying of mycotoxin poisoning in our food.This study also shows that not only does it work but it is also safe for animals and humans to eat and there is no toxic effect from consuming food treated by ammonia. In fact ammonia is produced by animals, plants and in the human body.

Ammonia & Mycotoxin Research

Trichothecene

Aflatoxin

Ochratoxin

PureBiotics


PureBiotics Stabiotic Mist Concentrate
(169oz)

(This 1.32 gallon concentrate makes approximately 14 full gallons of usable product if you follow directions and use 12oz of concentrate mixed with one gallon of water) Must be used within 3-5 days of mixing.


PureBiotics Stabiotic Mist Concentrate
(8oz)

(This 8oz concentrate makes approximately 12 (avg. 16oz spray bottlles) of usable product if you follow directions and use 4-8oz of concentrate mixed with "each" one 16oz spray bottle of water)


PureBiotic Mist pump
(8oz Ready To Use Product)

The mist pump contains 8oz of product.  Usage Ideas: Computer keyboards, work areas, in bathroom areas around toilet handles, sinks, doorknobs, clean cell phones or tablets, lamps or light switches. Spray on and leave, do not wipe.

"Select" Essential Oils

Quite a few essential oils have been proven in studies to not only kill mold species but also inhibit the production of and neutralize the effects of mycotoxin.  The following oils show effectiveness and neutralization in studies. Caraway, Cedarwood, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Citronella, Copaiba, Cumin, Dill, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, LemonGrass, Melissa (Lemon Balm), Manuka, Myrrh, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rose Geranium, Sage, Spikenard, Tea Trea, Thyme, Ziziphora (not shown or available). 

Several products fall under the "Essential Oils" category including - Thieves cleaners, Benefect, Bioesque and Ec3 is also considered an Essential Oil based neutralizer you can find here on this page above. 

Thieves Products


Thieves Household Cleaner


Thieves Spray
(Small 1oz bottles)


®Thieves Laundry Soap
(Neutralizes Mycotoxin in fabrics)


Young Living THIEVES
Essential Oil

Benefect

Benefect product is derived from Thyme Essential Oil.  Thyme essential oil has been proven in many scientific studies to not only kill mold spores but also neutralize the mycotoxins produced by various types of toxigenic molds.  Benefect can be used after remediation to completey neutralize an entire home and all of it's "NON" porous contents.  Benefect is not intended to be diluted and must be used straight.  It is not intended to be wiped or washed away.  

Thyme Essential Oil on Mycotoxin - Research: 


Benefect
(Botanical Disinfectant)
Derived from Thyme Essential Oil

 



Benefect Wipes
(Derived from Thyme & Lemon Essential Oils)

 

Chlorine Dioxide

Chlorine Dioxide & Mold/Mycotoxin Research

Misc.  Sources and Scientific Reads

Review on biological degradation of mycotoxins

Cleaning Agents that "DON'T" neutralize mycotoxin

Borax

Baking Soda 

hydrogen Peroxide

  • Creates initial inhibition but does not destroy spore or break up the molecular structure of mycotoxin metabolite.  This study here shows it only works on a temporary basis but causes the spores to later become viable or activated again.  Summary:  it is not a permanent solution to eliminate mold and mycotoxin when saving possessions or remediating a space. 

Vinegar

Castile Soap

Chlorine Bleach:

  • Creates initial inhibition but does not destroy spore or break up the molecular structure of mycotoxin metabolite. This study here shows it only works on a temporary basis but causes the spores to later become viable or activated again.  Summary:  it is not a permanent solution to eliminate mold and mycotoxin when saving possessions or remediating a space. 
  • See our additional article on dangers of bleach

Lysol

Epsom Salt

Salt

Vinegar/Baking Soda mixed = Salt

Isopropyl Alcohol  - has very limited scientific studies but shows it is not very effective: 
Creates initial inhibition but does not destroy spore or break up the molecular structure of mycotoxin metabolite. 

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4483703/
  • This study here shows it only works on a temporary basis but causes the spores to later become viable or activated again.  Summary:  it is not a permanent solution to eliminate mold and mycotoxin when saving possessions or remediating a space. 
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