News Release April 19,
Toxic Mold Exposure Might Be Associated With Multiple Sclerosis, Warns
Environmental Hygienist Fry
“Mold victims should know that there are possible links between multiple
sclerosis (MS) and exposure to elevated levels of indoor toxic mold,” warns
Phillip Fry, Certified Environmental Hygienist, author of Mold Health
Guide, and webmaster since 1999 of the 300 page mold health
Environmental physicians believe that environmental influences (such as
exposure to elevated levels of indoor toxic mold) might possibly be
associated with several neurologically-oriented diseases such as Parkinson’s
disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), autoimmune
diseases, autism, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The debilitating disease multiple sclerosis is caused by the degeneration of
the myelin sheath (that protects the body’s nerves), and it is a chronic
inflammatory autoimmune affliction of the central nervous system that
affects the brain, spinal cord and the eyes’ optic nerves.
this degenerative process, the immune system attacks the covering of the
nerves, called the myelin sheath. Consequently, the sheaths are damaged, and
the damaged areas develop scarring that leads to either distorted
communication or lack of communication between the nerve endings, as
reported on the health website
There are several possible links between
and toxic mold exposure, although medical research into these possible
relationships is still ongoing and in its beginning stage.
1. Exposure to Chaetomium Mold Linked to MS & Other Neurological Diseases
Mold victims who have been exposed to elevated levels of the Chaetomium
toxic mold are at risk for permanent neurological damage of the myelin
sheath. Autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus have been
associated with exposure to Chaetomium.
2. Similarity with Toxic Mold Health Problems
Myelin sheath degeneration (demyelization) causes many of the same
health problems as the ones caused by indoor toxic mold exposure---
●Problems with thinking, concentration, memory and judgment
●Difficulty speaking and slurred speech
●Extreme and chronic fatigue
●Dizziness and loss of balance and coordination
●Feelings of tingling or numbness in legs and arms
●Loss of arm, hand or leg strength
Read about all of the large number mold-related illnesses, along with
research references, at
3. A Furniture Mold Preventative Has Been FDA Approved To Treat Multiple
Dimethyl fumarate, in its reformulation as the pharmaceutical drug named
Tecfidera, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in
March, 2013, to treat multiple sclerosis, is similar to the same
dimethyl fumarate used to protect wood furniture from mold growth during
ocean shipment from Chinese furniture factories.
The fact that dimethyl fumarate is both a treatment for multiple
sclerosis and a mold preventative for wood suggests a possible causal
connection between human exposure to elevated levels of toxic mold and
the onset and progression of multiple sclerosis.
The Journal of Food Science
reported in 2006 that a concentration of dimethyl fumarate inhibited
mold from growing on bread.
4. FDA Also Approved a Multiple Sclerosis Drug Derived From a Mold
The pharmaceutical drug Fingolimod is a synthetic compound based on the
fungal secondary metabolite myriocin, and it is a potent
immunosuppressant that was approved on September 2010 by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Mold Inspection and Testing Recommended
To protect home residents and workplace employees from disease-causing
toxic mold growth, Mr. Fry recommends annual, in depth mold inspection
and mold testing of homes and places of employment by a Certified
Environmental Hygienist, Professional Industrial Hygienist, or Certified
Mr. Fry’s international, environmental and professional industrial
hygienists firm EnviroFry provides expert mold inspection, testing, and
remediation services in most US states, Ontario Province in Canada,
China, and Southeast Asia.
To schedule mold inspection or mold removal in the USA and Canada, phone
Mr. Fry toll-free 1-866-300-1616 or his cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or
or visit the company’s website
For mold inspection and mold remediation in Asia, phone Hank and Merley
63-927-888-2113 or (0927) 888-2113in the Philippines. Email the Taylors
or visit the websites