Approximately 50% of buildings in the United States have been found to have some degree of water intrusion with associated mold and bacterial growth making biotoxin exposure very common in the population. Some internal toxigenic organisms are also prevalent, including Borrelia, Babesia, and Candida species while external toxins tend to be related to environmental mold and Lyme. However, in the case of the majority of the population, the body is able to naturally detoxify toxins with minimal to no long-term consequences. Nonetheless, a portion of the population experiences a diminished ability to process these substances making it more vulnerable to adverse reactions.
The human body is vulnerable to a variety of environmental hazards which can have a noxious effect on overall health contributing to the development of cancers, neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic disorders, as well as reproductive and developmental disorders. Growing evidence suggests exposure to chemicals can elevate the risk of cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in the United States which costs the nation hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
The neurologic features of COVID-19 infection still remain under investigation as a growing number of reports indicates the potential for cognitive symptoms in certain patient cases. Recent research has examined high-resolution magnetic resonance imagery to reveal microvascular brain injury and inflammation in COVID-19 patients who have died, however, no evidence of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral attack in tissue samples has been reported. The damage is reportedly caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels tied to the viral infection, per a letter recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.