Dr Ritchie Shoemaker and surviving mould 2018 conference will be here soon.

Breast Cancer: You are invited to participate in our pilot study.          

You are invited to take part in a research project to find out whether a fungus/mould which is known to be a common environmental contaminant is present within cancerous breast tissue but absent from healthy breast tissue. The project will also aim to find out whether there is a possible association between environmental exposure to the fungus and its presence within breast cancer.

The study is being conducted by Mr Vincent Neil, the CEO of Mycotox Pty Ltd, Australia and Dr Jack Thrasher PhD, of Thrasher & Associates Medical/Legal Consultants, USA. The company Mycotox Pty Ltd performs commercial testing for indoor microbial contamination.

Before you decide    


Inflammation is your body’s natural reaction to invasion by an infectious agent, toxins such as mold spore or physical, chemical or traumatic damage. One purpose of inflammation is to protect the site of an injury. Most people are familiar with the kind of painful inflammation that occurs due to accidents and athletic injuries. Where infection is present, inflammation is not to be confused with the infection – rather it is…   

Breast Cancer.

The findings which show Penicilium Purpurogenum in breast cancer biopsy’s has to make any intelligent individual stop and look further and ask the simple question is the P. purpurogenum to be found in non cancer tissues, or is it found only in cancerous or diseased tissue (that testing currently being undertaken). Currently we have the chance to determine if the Breast Cancer Biopsy’s from the ABC in Brisbane 

Mould Asthma Connection

Testing carried out in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia showed Children living in a damp house are more likely to suffer from respiratory symptoms and it was suggested that exposure to fungi is an important contributing factor. Penicillium exposure was a risk factor for asthma, while Aspergillus exposure was a risk factor for atopy. Fungal allergies were more common among children exposed to a mould producing environment …   

Mould Producing Toxic Chemicals

Throughout the world Studies have shown links between Fungal/ Bacterial Exposure and human health issues.  What has been missed or not investigated throughly is that some fungi produce Mycotoxins, and bacteria can produce Endotoxins and Exotoxins. Put simply, both mould and bacteria can, and often do, produce toxic chemicals.

Hence we should be not only be aware of the fungal and bacterial species we are finding but also looking closer at the toxins which may induce dire health results.  The levels may not be as relevant as the whether the microbial organism is producing toxins. Data has been gathered in the scientific community that show low level chronic exposure can have long term health affects.

If there are health concerns which don’t appear to have been addressed successfully and there are odours or visual indications of moisture related issues. Then forensic testing of your indoor environment should be addressed along with testing of the affected individual.