Stachybotrys chartarum

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Black Mold

A fungus associated with poor air quality indoors. Economically, it can be a concern when considering the purchase of a water damaged building. Its scientific name is Stachybotrys chartarum.

Stachybotrys chartarum

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Characterization of human antigenic proteins SchS21 and SchS34 from Stachybotrys chartarum.
1) Growth responses of Stachybotrys chartarum to moisture variation on common building materials, indoor built environment (Menetrez, Foarde, Webber, Dean, & Betancourt, 2004);
Building-associated pulmonary disease from exposure to Stachybotrys chartarum and Aspergillus versicolor.
When squares were soaked in water to which garden soil was added, they eventually became covered with Stachybotrys chartarum, if they were left damp for over one month.
A study of a Cleveland house containing significant amounts of Stachybotrys chartarum on drywall in the basement due to water infiltration and the furnace configuration described above found that air samples collected in the upstairs living areas contained 5-fold increases in S.
They reported that in 1993 there were 10 cases of acute pulmonary hemorrhage/ hemosiderosis in infants, some of whom died, that was thought to be linked to the mold Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as Stachybotrys atra) (Robbins and Morrell 2003).
AQS), now offers a new analysis to test for Stachybotrys chartarum, often referred to as toxic mold, in a fungal sample.
The article, "Detection of Airborne Stachybotrys chartarum Macrocyclic Trichothecene Mycotoxins in the Indoor Environment," published in the November issue of the journal, reports on a study in which a SpinCon PAS 450-10 air sampler from Sceptor Industries was used in seven mold-contaminated buildings to capture samples during inspection and remediation activities.
OBJECTIVE: Despite the growing body of evidence showing adverse health effects from inhalation exposure to the trichothecene-producing mold Stachybotrys chartarum, controversy remains.
At present there is no test that proves an association between Stachybotrys chartarum [a mold commonly cited in "toxic mold" cases] and particular symptoms.
Construction dust may contain mold spores including Toxic Mould - Mold spores, Aspergillums and Stachybotrys Chartarum spores, which can cause harmful effects and infections in patients with weakened immune systems.