It is accepted science that molds have the ability to activate our immune system and produce hay-fever-type immediate allergic reactions. Newer research has found that mold has the ability to impair our immune system and provoke chronic inflammation, disturb our hormonal system, cause auto-immunity, and even promote cancer. The research showing that nontoxic molds can cause delayed immune response and that toxins produced by some molds can cause chronic inflammation and illness is not yet widely accepted by the medical community. Mold as an Allergen? Since the 1920’s the medical community has accepted the model that substances in the environment, ingested in our food, or injected into a human’s blood can cause immediate hypersensitivity immune response. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is the culprit and the reaction was coined “atopy”. This led to the creation of skin tests to identify the allergen based on the size of the “wheal and flare” response of the skin. In order to desensitize the immune system from over-reacting to those mediators and causing illness in individuals allergy shots were administered. Later, a second type of immune response was discovered showing that Immunoglobins (IgE, IgM, IgG, etc.) can bind with proteins from viruses and bacteria. These “immune...