black mold


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A fungus, Stachybotrys Chatarum, found in moist environments which may cause nasal congestion, eye irritation, fever, wheezing, shortness of breath

black mold

Stachybotrys chatarum Public health A fungus found in moist environments–eg, schools, etc, which may cause nasal congestion, eye irritation, fever, wheezing, SOB
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Black mold, an usual home insect, is a toxic and potentially harmful fungus.
Black mold, a common house parasite, is a toxic and potentially unsafe fungus.
I have also inspected many attics with black mold, which is generally caused by excessive moisture convecting from the living spaces into the attic through a variety of avenues.
It has been tested by an environmental engineer for its effectiveness against deadly black mold. He found it to be the "only" thing that was effective against black mold.
Now researchers at Michigan State University's Center for Integrative Toxicology have found that a toxin produced by the black mold Stachybotrys chartarum can damage nerve cells key to the sense of smell, at least in the noses of mice [EHP 114:1099-1107; Islam et al.].
A common black mold that blooms on moist cellulose-based materials--from wallboard and ceiling tiles to cardboard--creates a toxin that can kill certain brain cells.
Unique window drainage system prevents black mold and moisture damage.
Media stories about "dreaded black mold" make these products attractive, Scott says, even though mold growing on outdoor products isn't necessarily a health hazard.
When testing buildings for air quality, inspectors have focused on Stachybotrys chartarum, or black mold, a toxin-producing fungus.
Fed up with government inaction on resolving the black mold situation in their homes, the Dakota Plains First Nation has taken the federal government to court.
Though the nationwide mold discussion chronicles back to 1995, when the Centers for Disease Control linked a cluster of deaths in Cleveland to black mold, new momentum is pushing the toxic mold issues to the forefront.
CSM is equipped to handle even the worst mold variety, Stachybotrys, also known as black mold, which is the most harmful to humans.