Toxic Black Mold, a Biological Weapon
Biological weapons (T-2) have been made from the mycotoxins produced by toxic black mold (Stachybotrys), which can be found growing in thousands of homes.
The only difference between these biological weapons and the mycotoxins found in homes infested with toxic mold is the concentration level.
Biological weapons were used during the Vietnam war (1975-1981) and were known as “Yellow Rain.”
Yellow Rain was also used in Kampuchea, and used by the Soviet Union in Afghanistan (1979-1981), resulting in thousands of deaths.
Again during the Gulf War in 1991 Iraq used weapons containing T-2 mycotoxins.
The dangers of toxic black mold dates as far back as 538–332 BC (mentioned in the Book of Leviticus), where houses found with it would be tore down and the stones removed from the city.
In 1940, when Russia started reporting humans becoming ill due to toxic black mold, serious symptoms and health problems such as mental impairment, breathing problems, damage to internal organs and sometimes even death became better known.
After several infants died from lung disease in Cleveland, Ohio after their homes were flooded, an investigation of their homes showed that toxic black mold was growing in those homes. (1993-1994) Afterwards, toxic black mold started coming to the public’s attention.
Today toxic black mold is still a problem. “Sick building” has become a well known term. Toxic black mold infestation is one of the leading causes of sick building syndrome. Flooding and storms also making toxic black mold more widespread.
It is estimated that over 500 000 people in America die each year because of toxic black mold.
Where signs of mold aren’t always very apparent, symptoms due to mold exposure can be an early warning that there is a definite mold problem within a property. Simply doing air sample tests or swap samples, in a home or commercial space, can identify whether or not mold remediation or sanitization is needed. A mold report from a third party lab can tell you the type of mold and whether it is safe or above the normal fungal ecology.