In an article published on August 19th in the Australian Daily Telegraph, chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) was highlighted with the experiences of a well-known MP named Lucy Wicks.
In the article, an incident is outlined which occurred at her property whereby a tree fell through the roof, and due to the delay in restoring the area, moisture intruded into the property. Due to the moisture intrusion into the property, mold and bacteria started developing. After the incident occurred, Lucy Wicks starting experiencing symptoms which align with Sick Building Syndrome. Initially, she began feeling ill and lethargic constantly.
At the behest of her mother, who herself had been diagnosed with chronic inflammatory response syndrome, Lucy visited a doctor. She was shortly thereafter diagnosed with CIRS. The fundamental theory behind CIRS contains the extrapolation that a minority of people happen to have a gene within their biology which makes it harder for them to process biotoxins within their body. Once the susceptible gene has been activated, via exposure to mold growth, then they can start displaying symptoms.
The full article discussing CIRS can be found HERE.
The author of our microbial blog is Fareed Nazaryfar. He holds a Master's degree in Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry from Newcastle University (United Kingdom). He is also a Certified Mold Inspector, as well as an Environmental Manager-holding an ISO 14001 certification in Environmental Management.
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