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A good place to start in understanding the science and evidence regarding illness from water-damaged buildings is Dr. Janette Hope’s review article which outlines causes, and treatment for illness from water damaged buildings.  The full article is available online here.

Lisa Petrison has compiled a list of articles related to mould toxins and mould illness available at Paradigm Change 


Other articles that may be of interest include:

Stachybotrys chartarum, Review paper.  (stachy mould infestation in Ontario school): 

Bennett & Klitch (2003). Mycotoxins. Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 16(3).


Veterinary Study

Mader, Yike, Distler, Dearborn (2007). Acute pulmonary hemorrhage during isoflorane anasthesia in two cats exposed to toxic black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 1(231): 731-5.


Methodological Problems with Linking Mould/Mycotoxin Exposure to Health Risks

Kuhn & Gannhoum (2003). Indoor mold, toxigenic fungi, and Stachybotrys Chartarum: Infectious disease perspective. Clinical Microbiology Review 16(1): 144-172.


State of the knowledge on Stachy and health links

Sudakin (2000). Stachybotrys chartarum: Current status on its role in disease. Medscape. 2(1).