Volatile metabolites produced by three strains of Stachybotrys chartarum
cultivated on rice and gypsum board.
Segun Dearborn (2003), el hongo Stachybotrys chartarum
cobro notoriedad en la decada de los 90 al ser relacionado con una serie de casos de hemorragia pulmonar idiopatica (HPI) acontecidos en la ciudad de Cleveland, Ohio, E.
Questions and Answers on Stachybotrys chartarum
and other molds.
The authors found that one of the triggers of the thousands of mold-related lawsuits was a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in which CDC scientists concluded that molds, including Stachybotrys chartarum
, could be at fault for illnesses suffered by a small group of children.
Mold itself has been around for the last million years, but the recent impact to the real estate industry has been darker than a wall overrun with Stachybotrys chartarum
, black mold.
A mould called stachybotrys chartarum
, which thrives on damp, causes flu-like symptoms or makes existing snuffles worse - and has already hit the US in epidemic proportions.
Some of these, such as Chaetomium globosum and Stachybotrys chartarum
, require water-saturated substrates.
In that study, researchers cited a cluster of 10 infants suffering from bleeding lungs and linked the condition to the presence of stachybotrys chartarum
mold in their Cleveland homes.
They report finding no scientific basis to support the perceived widespread threat to humans who inhale Stachybotrys chartarum
(black mold) spores.
The latest salvo comes from celebrity Ed McMahon who's suing a subsidiary of Traveler's Property Casualty Corporation for $20 million, claiming that an improperly repaired leak covered by the company lead to the mold stachybotrys chartarum
spreading through his Beverly Hills mansion, making him and his wife seriously ill and killing their dog.
Microbial Contamination: Examining Stachybotrys chartarum