Some molds are capable of causing illness. Usually, this is due to mycotoxins. A single mold species can produce a variety of these compounds. In humans, mycotoxins can cause mycotoxicosis, which inhibits lung functions and prevents protein synthesis. Factors such as vitamin deficiencies, alcohol use, and caloric deprivation can also compound these symptoms. Unfortunately, there is a notable lack of research on mycotoxin's effects.
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