Cladosporium: A Trigger for Asthmatic Attacks

Cladosporium, a well known trigger for asthmatic attacks, is one of the most widespread molds. It includes about 40 species naturally found in soil, on decaying plant material and as plant pathogens. Several studies conducted in Europe and North America have shown that Cladosporium spores are present in the outdoor environment throughout the year. However, […]


Chrysonilia sitophila has a wide distribution. It is commonly referred to as “red bread mould”. It has been isolated from carpet and mattress dust. Health Effects Associated With Chrysonilia sitophila Chrysonilia sitophila poses health risk related to major barrier breaks such as corneal perforation, major surgery, peritoneal or venous catheter presence, and injection drug use. […]


Chaetomium is a cellulolytic mould commonly found in soil, air, and decaying plant material. There are about 80 species of Chaetomium. The most common ones are Chaetomium atrobrunneum, C.  funicola, C. globosum, and C. murorum. In indoor environments the most common species of Chaetomium is Chaetomium globosum. C. globosum  is frequently isolated in water-damaged buildings […]


Aureobasidium pullulans is a spoilage organism, especially a deteriogenic agent of painted surfaces. It is a commonly encountered species in wet buildings. Aureobasidium pullulans is both a soil and leaf (phylloplane) fungus. In indoor environments, it is very common on wet wood and window frames, in floor, carpet, and mattress dust, damp walls, and in […]

Aspergillus: Should It Worry You?

The mold Aspergillus has close to 200 species and varieties. Aspergillus is widely distributed from the arctic region to the tropics. Aspergillus species are frequently found in air and soil.As concerns indoor air quality the most important species are Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus clavatus, Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus versicolor. Aspergillus: Should It Worry You If […]

Alternaria: A Well Recognized Allergy Causing Fungus…

The mold Alternaria is a well recognized allergy causing fungus.  Alternaria spores can be detected from spring through late fall in most temperate areas, and can reach levels of thousands of spores per cubic meter of air. Alternaria spores can be at their highest concentrations during dry, windy conditions that are ideal for the spores […]

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