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Introducing Cladosporium

Cladosporium is a genus of mold that rarely produces lethal disease in humans except for causing skin and nail, sinus and lung infections. There are about forty individual species of Cladosporium, most of which are plant pathogens. When Cladosporium species spores are … Continue reading

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Infant origins of childhood asthma associated with specific molds

A recent study establishes that exposure to mold during infancy to 3 mold species common to water-damaged buildings was associated with childhood asthma at age 7 years. Three mold species, Aspergillus ochraceus, Aspergillus unguis, and Penicillium variabile, were significantly associated … Continue reading

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Organic Dust Toxicity Syndrome or Farmers Lung

City dwellers may not be familiar with Organic Dust Toxicity Syndrome (ODTS) but it is a fairly common illness affecting farmers ODTS is mild and short-lived. symptoms resemble the flu or other mild illnesses. Farmer’s Lung is an allergic inflammation … Continue reading

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Baking Soda vs Fungus

The latest scientific study we have uncovered regarding the Antifungal Activity of Sodium Bicarbonate Against Fungal Agents Causing Superficial Infections. comes from an abstract of Mycopathologia, a study which is not yet published. The study investigates antifungal activity of baking … Continue reading

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MOLD SCIENCE ARTICLE: Seasonal variation of indoor microbial exposures …

A paper out of The National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Denmark says that indoor microbial exposure has been related to adverse pulmonary health effects. This mold study investigates seasonal variation in exposures and their associations to temperature, … Continue reading

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