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Sinus Infections and Mold: Do You Need a Mold Inspection?

"Researchers have found that chronic sinusitis, a condition that affects about 37 million people in the United States, is caused by an immune system response to fungus (mold)." 

~ Mayo Clinic Study

A Mayo Clinic study implicates fungus as cause of chronic sinusitis.  As reported by Science Daily:

Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found the cause of most chronic sinus infections -- an immune system response to fungus. They say this discovery opens the door to the first effective treatment for this problem, the most common chronic disease in the United States.

An estimated 37 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sinusitis, an inflammation of the membranes of the nose and sinus cavity. Its incidence has been increasing steadily over the last decade. Common symptoms are runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of smell and headaches. Frequently the chronic inflammation leads to polyps, small growths in the nasal passages which hinder breathing.

"Up to now, the cause of chronic sinusitis has not been known," say the Mayo researchers: Drs. David Sherris, Eugene Kern and Jens Ponikau , Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat specialists. Their report appears in the September issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Please click here to read more from the Mayo Clinic about the health effects of mold exposure.

If you or anyone in your home has become chronically ill with sinusitis, and doctors have been unable to find a cause or a cure, a good place to look is in your home.

Do you need a mold inspection?  Please read this web page to find out.




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