Mold Will Be Health Issue after Harvey, Expert Says
Dr. Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS, co-author of the book Chemical Exposures: Low Levels and High Stakes,warns against mold issues for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. She and her team of researchers are assisting people who may be affected by mold and various toxicants in the aftermath of the storm.
Dr. Miller is Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio, Visiting Senior Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Environmental Scientific Consultant to the Marilyn B. Hoffman Foundation. She and her team at UT Health SA are offering guidance to physicians in identifying people who are have an elevated risk of developing/worsening asthma, fatigue, irritability, headaches, “brain fog,” ADHD and autism due to Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance (TILT)
. They are also offering guidance in protecting susceptible adults and children who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
TILT presents multisystem symptoms which are triggered by chemical, food and drug intolerances. These intolerances are onset following any one of a broad range of initiating exposures. Among the known initiating exposures is mold, which is a toxicant that can sometimes grow and spread without being detected.