Learn about mycotoxins, the wide-range of health problems associated with mycotoxin exposure, how you can prevent and test as well as intervention strategies.
Webinar Learning Objectives:
Introduction to mycotoxins
Mycotoxin producing fungi
Health effects of mycotoxins
RTL Lab Testing – Clinical and Environmental
Prevention and Intervention
RealTime Labs (RTL) are a Dallas-based clinical laboratory, specialising in the detection of mycotoxins (the toxins produced my molds) in the human body. RTL carries both CAP and CLIA certifications, the highest accreditation available to medical testing facilities.
What Are Mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are toxins produced by molds or fungi. The mycotoxins discussed here are the Trichothecenes, Aflatoxins, Ochratoxins, Gliotoxin, Chaetoglobosins and Sterigmatocystin. Where conditions are right, fungi proliferate into colonies and mycotoxin levels become high. Toxins vary greatly in their severity: some fungi produce severe toxins only at specific levels of moisture, temperature or oxygen in the air; some toxins are lethal; some cause identifiable diseases or health problems; some weaken the immune system without producing symptoms specific to that toxin; some act as allergens or irritants; and some have no known effect on humans.