Mold & Bacteria Consulting Laboratories received a sample of what the homeowner thought was a mold for testing. It turned out to be slime mold. The slime mold was growing on the windowsill and the homeowner initially thought it was a mushroom. When she tried to take a sample of the slime mold using clear […]
Sick And Tired Of Peziza domiciliana (Domicile cup fungus)?
Peziza domiciliana, variously referred to as domicile cup fungus, peziza mushroom and Peziza fungus among other names, is a common household fungus that grows in indoor environment. It is usually associated with water-damaged buildings. “Domiciliana” means “around the house”. It is found in a wide range of habitats including carpets in living rooms, shower stalls, […]
Indoor Mold Short Video
Molds are commonly found in buildings and homes. They grow in damp or wet places such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Molds grow well on organic materials such as paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, […]
Airborne Fungal Spores Counting and Analysis
Fungi are present in virtually all environments and affect us in many ways. Spores of many fungal species have been documented as important causes of allergy when inhaled people who are susceptible individuals. Experts estimate that 20% of the human population is susceptible to fungal spore allergy. How to and why Trap Airborne Fungal Spores […]
Is Black Mold (Stachybotrys) a New Emerging Opportunistic Human Fungal Pathogen?
The black mold, Stachybotrys, is a well known producer of toxic byproducts (mycotoxins). The species most common in building environment are Stachybotrys chartarum and Stachybotrys chlorohalonata. These species have been linked with health problems associated with poor air quality in mold- contaminated buildings. In eastern Europe, in the 1930s, outbreaks of a disease of horses […]
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