HYPOCHLOROUS ACID: THE ALL-NATURAL MYCOTOXIN DESTROYER
Understand the impact of mycotoxin exposure. Explore our personal mission and strategy to end the sick building epidemic - with lab-proven results.
By Tim | June 21, 2023
Join the superstratum team as we DISCUSS THIRD PARTY TESTING AROUND THE EFFICACY OF OUR HYPOCHLOROUS ACID AGAINST MYCOTOXINS
This blog explores the health implications of prolonged or acute exposure to mycotoxins, their chemistry, and advances in testing techniques. It also presents the results of a study on the efficacy of Superstratum Hypochlorous Acid Pro (HOCl) in removing mycotoxins, leading to a revised mold remediation protocol that addresses mycotoxin contamination in the entire home.
Each and every member of our team here at Superstratum has been deeply impacted by the myriad of serious illnesses related to mycotoxin exposure – through personal experience or that of a close friend or family member. And we’re willing to bet that you, the reader, are no different.
Unfortunately, those who are sick as a result of mycotoxins are challenged to identify the root cause of their waning health due to the lack of public attention to this silent killer.
Our mission is highly personal. It also can’t be completed in a vacuum – it takes a collaborative vendetta to bring to light the illusive epidemic that is mycotoxin contamination from Sick Buildings. And it takes guts to shake up the entrenched remediation industry with a new solution.
The lack of publications relating respiratory mycotoxin exposure to chronic illness is alarming at best. In this fight, knowledge is power – and we’re dedicated to collaborating with forward-thinking health professionals and remediation industry experts to make this knowledge accessible for all.
Superstratum Hypochlorous Acid: White Blood Cell Technology
In tandem with the knowledge base, we’re thrilled to introduce the first patent-pending solution for whole-home mycotoxin remediation.
Our Superstratum Mycotoxin Removal Technology is built around the lab-tested mycotoxin destroyer “Superstratum Hypochlorous Acid” (HOCl).
This chemistry is effective, non-bleaching, and best of all, safe to use around pets, plants, and people. In fact – your white blood cells are producing this substance right now to fend off harmful substances in the body.
Our HOCl recently underwent extensive third-party scientific testing to prove its efficacy against mycotoxins on building materials – more on that later in the blog.
THE LINK BETWEEN MYCOTOXINS AND HEALTH
Many people understand that mold can make you sick – can mold cause headaches? Yes. Can mold cause upper respiratory issues? Yes. Can mold trigger allergies? Yes.
However, the scary truth is that mold’s defense mechanism, odorless, invisible mycotoxins, are being linked more and more to serious health issues. Prolonged or acute mycotoxin exposure can cause a wide range of adverse health effects including:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)
- Acute Mycotoxicosis
- Immune Deficiency
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Neurological Issues
- Neurodegenerative Illnesses
- Many, many more
Individuals with genetic predispositions (like carriers of the HLA-DR gene) may have difficulty breaking down mycotoxins, leading to a buildup of these harmful chemicals in their systems and exacerbating various illnesses.
The most challenging issue here is that people suffering from autoimmune disorders or chronic illnesses generally don’t tie these to mycotoxins from mold. Most people with an autoimmune rash will go see a doctor and be prescribed medication to treat the symptoms – a bandaid on a much bigger problem.
Later, their gastrointestinal issues are treated with another medication, their challenges sleeping turn into full-blown insomnia – another medication… you get the pattern.
Understanding Mycotoxin Migration and Challenges in Remediation:
Our modern, plastic wrapped, air-tight home with central HVAC is the perfect place for widespread mold colonization. Most people are aware that mold growth in homes needs to be addressed, but there’s a large information gap here. If you have mold, you have a sick building – the presence of mold is a symptom of a larger problem.
Think about it this way – if a urine test identifies the presence of toxins, the Doctor doesn’t just treat the bladder. It’s a whole system issue – why haven’t we treated the home this way when mold is found in the crawlspace or bathroom? Treat the symptom of a sick building and you still have a sick building… It takes a holistic approach to heal the home.
The basics are this: most molds release mycotoxins as a defense mechanism against competing organisms. The mycotoxin is the result of a metabolic process that has evolved for hundreds of millions of years to assure the survival of this fungal species.
Mycotoxins are sticky and water resistant, making them difficult to capture, dissolve, or remove through standard cleaning methods. Research confirms that mycotoxins can become aerosolized and spread throughout a home, infiltrating HVAC systems and posing serious health risks.
Through our research and development years, we’ve heard countless stories from you – the sensitized folks – who have been left even sicker after a traditional mold remediation. We’re here to offer a new solution.
Testing the Efficacy of Superstratum Hypochlorous Acid Pro:
We can tell you all day that our system works, but we know third-party testing is essential, and this problem needs to be solved by a collaborative group of professionals.
Thus, a scientific test was conducted by Wonder Makers Environmental, a thought-leader in the indoor environmental space, spearheaded by Michael Pinto.
This test evaluated the ability of Superstratum Hypochlorous Acid Pro Cleaner to destroy and remove mycotoxins from contaminated surfaces.
This test was conducted by contaminating OSB (a common building material whose porous nature makes it tricky to clean), measuring the initial contamination, then spraying Superstratum HOCL Pro and wiping the surface.
A key note: this is only one step in our 4-stage mycotoxin removal protocol – and a very effective one at that.
The results showed an overall reduction of 94-95% in mycotoxins, with the cleaner effectively removing 100% of certain mycotoxins and >80% of others.
The table below shows its efficacy against Gliotoxins, Ochratoxins, Zeralenone, and the notorious Trichothecenes: a toxic byproduct of “black mold” that has been used to create biological weapons.
MYCOTOXIN REMOVAL EFFICIENCY: HOCL
BMDL = Below Minimum Detectable Limit
ppb = parts per billion
Addressing Mycotoxin Contamination
The Superstratum Mycotoxin Removal Technology (S.M.R.T.) Protocol combines the use of Superstratum Hypochlorous Acid Pro Cleaner with additional steps to address mycotoxin contamination effectively. Redundancy ensures more effective mycotoxin removal.
The protocol includes initial testing, fog treatment of the entire structure, detailed surface cleaning, gas phase treatment, and application of Superstratum Smart Polymer Coating. The details of this protocol are included in the White Paper, as well as in our DIY Instructions for the Clean | Remediate | Protect Bundles.
As awareness grows regarding the health impacts of mycotoxins, it is crucial to develop effective testing and remediation approaches. The study’s findings and the Superstratum S.M.R.T. Protocol offers a significant breakthrough in addressing mycotoxin contamination.
By incorporating these methods, mold remediation can now be more comprehensive, providing improved health outcomes for occupants.
To read the full white paper and learn more about mycotoxin removal, access the Superstratum Hypochlorous Acid Pro Cleaner Research White Paper.
1. Piecková, Elena. “Adverse Health Effects Of Indoor Moulds / Štetni Zdravstveni Učinci Plijesni Unutarnjih Prostora” Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, vol.63, no.4, 3913, pp.545-549. https://doi.org/10.2478/10004-1254-63-2012-2221
Disclosures: To properly address a sick building, active mold must be removed first. We recommend regular HVAC cleaning to maintain healthy air quality via the lungs of the home. Working with mold and mycotoxins comes with risk, ensure proper protective measures to prevent acute exposure. This document and company does not provide medical advice and any statement from the Superstratum Team is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Nor is it a substitute for professional environmental hygienists or remediators. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read in Superstratum Literature.