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.