Did Mold Kill Stacy Bowman?
Did Mold Kill Stacy Bowman?
Environmental molds in the home or workplace can trigger the inflammation response in people who are susceptible to the toxins produced by various molds. (What You Don’t Know About Inflammation Can Quietly Kill You)
Mold in buildings causes chronic worsening of respiratory symptoms and illness. This was documented by a scientific study comparing exposed and non exposed individuals. (Molds and Chronic Illness)
In the news recently was a story about a pregnant woman in the UK, Stacy Bowman, who died in her sleep.
This is a very sad story because this death could have been prevented.
Here are the facts:
1. The property this young couple moved into had damp and mold problems.
2. The landlord failed to fix these issues.
3. Soon after moving into the property Stacy had several chest infections.
4. “A post mortem revealed the cause of death to be inflammation of the heart and lungs.”
Did mould cause the death of Stacy Bowman? It is very possible that mould caused her death, particularly if she had a “mold illness.”
Mold illness is not an allergy. It is inflammation within the body which is caused by an immune system that has gone haywire. The term “mold illness” is a subcategory of biotoxin illness, called Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). (Dr. Shoemaker, Surviving Mold)
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome is an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms, including, but not limited to fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and mycobacteria as well as inflammagens such as endotoxins, beta glucans, hemolysins, proteinases, mannans, c-type lectins and possibly spirocyclic drimanes, plus volatile ogranic compounds. (Dr. Shoemaker, Surviving Mold)
According to Dr. Shoemaker, an environmental physician, 25% of the population is susceptible to mold illness.
We encourage you to review his talk given to a group of physicians in November of 2011. It gives an extensive overview of biotoxin illness and the many components that make up diagnosis and treatment.
What are your thoughts? How likely do you believe that “mold illness” led to the death of Stacy Bowman?
— Got #Mold? (@gotmoldglobal) June 5, 2012
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