CIRS is an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome acquired following exposure to the interior environment of a water-damaged building with resident toxigenic organisms.
These include fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and mycobacteria, inflammagens such as endotoxins, beta glucans, hemolysins, proteinases, mannans and possibly spirocyclic drimanes, as well as volatile organic compounds.
Memory problems, difficulties with concentration and executive function
Disorientation and confusion
CIRS is an acute and chronic, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (stock image of mold)
Headaches, Vertigo and lightheadedness
Muscle aches, cramping, joint pains without inflammatory arthritis
Hypersensitivity to bright light, blurred vision, burning or red eyes, tearing
Cough, asthma-like illness, shortness of breath, chronic sinus congestion
Air hunger or unusual shortness of breath at rest
Chronic abdominal problems including nausea, cramping, secretory diarrhea
A propensity to experience static shocks