Aspergillosis is an infection caused by inhaling spores of the mould Aspergillus which is commonly present in our environment. It usually affects the lower respiratory tract where the mould’s spores can germinate and enter blood vessels creating complications. Symptoms may be like those of asthma, pneumonia, sinusitis or even rapidly progressing systemic illness.
The installation of portable HEPA filtration units can create a significant drop in Aspergillus mould spores. One hospital study confirmed the effectiveness of portable HEPA filters in preventing Aspergillus in hospitals. This study used IQAir HealthPro 250 air purifiers because of their tested and proven ability to capture microscopic mould particles as small as .003 microns and also remove the toxic gases called “mycotoxins” that can emanate from mould colonies. The World Safety Organization states, “The human body once exposed to a mycotoxin runs a triple risk to its toxic effects. The triple risk factors are the direct toxic effect of the mycotoxin, acquisition of mutated RNAi from the mycotoxin’s parent fungus, and the creation of an internal biofilm, which will harbor a toxic soup of disease.” Some of the most common Mycotoxins include Aspergillus mould which produces Aflatoxin, one of the most potent carcinogens in the world, which is the cause of many health problems.
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