Algunos estudios han evidenciado la presencia en el aire de satratoxinas G y H en ambientes en los que se desarrolla Stachybotrys chartarum
, Brasel (2005) y Jarvin, BB et al.
Most is known about the fungus Stachybotrys chartarum
, which produces several families of chemically--and toxicologically--interesting toxins.
Is the type of mold discovered in the apartment, including stachybotrys chartarum
and aspergillus, capable of causing illness and disease in human beings?
Lately in the news, you can hear about scientific reports linking toxic molds (or better called fungi) such as Stachybotrys chartarum
These pollutants are carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, mercury, and a toxigenic mold virtually no one learned about in medical school: Stachybotrys chartarum
The device detects only specific species of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Stachybotrys such as Stachybotrys chlorohalonata, Stachybotrys microspora, Stachybotrys echinata and Stachybotrys chartarum
, in addition to certain Aspergillus and Penicillium sub-species.
nidulans, Humicola fusco-atra, P oxalicum, P glomerata, Stachybotrys chartarum
, trichothecene mycotoxins, and damp building-related illness: new insights into a public health enigma.
Homeowners can address minor problems themselves, but for black mold, also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum
, it's best to call in professionals to have this checked.
Reports have indicated that Stachybotrys chartarum
, Aspergillus versicolor, and several toxigenic species of Penicillium are potentially hazardous, especially when the air-handling systems have become heavily contaminated (Murtoniemi et al.
The most well-known species is Stachybotrys chartarum
but there has been considerable controversy regarding the toxic potential of S.
While wood can be colonized by an array of organisms (Hawksworth 1991), the primary concern of many has been the "toxic mold" Stachybotrys chartarum
(Johanning et al.