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Push for national inquiry into mystery disease – that could be hiding in your home 

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.

Symptoms include:

Fatigue, weakness

Post-exertional malaise

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



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