Shoemaker doctor, Keith Berndtson, MD had written in his 2013 research paper, “Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome”;
“Shoemaker subsequently mapped out the pathways involved in CIRS and developed a case definition for the condition. The biotoxin-driven multisystem, multisymptom pathway imbalance persists until the culprit biotoxins are effectively cleared from the body and the neuroimmune, vascular, and endocrine imbalances are corrected.
Among the sources of biotoxins that can produce CIRS, biotoxins from molds known to grow in water damaged buildings (WDB) account for some 80% of the CIRS-related illness burden. In the case of mold toxins, recovery depends on continual effort to avoid re-exposure.”