Black mold building sickness.
Though Myrothecium species are known to cause diseases in plants, Stachybotrys has been linked to serious diseases in livestock and humans, and both are known to produce the same kinds of toxins.
All these fungi are common in nature, where they pose no threat to human health. But these toxins can accumulate and become a hazard indoors, especially if a building is relatively airtight and contains moist, woody materials. Lisa A. Castlebury, USDA-ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland; phone (301) 5045270, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Title Annotation:||Science Update|
|Author:||Castlebury, Lisa A.|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2005|
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