Professionals have a zero tolerance for the presence of Stachybotrys mold spores.
Stachybotrys is associated with water damaged building materials, and it has been associated with human health symptoms.
Stachybotrys is a dark colored fungus that thrives on water damaged wallboard, wallpaper, and insulation. This fungus has the ability to produce very toxic chemicals, called mycotoxins. Exposure to these toxins can produce dermatitis, coughs, rhinitis, nosebleed, burning in the nasal passages as well as the throat and lungs, headache, sore throat, cold-like symptoms, intermittent local hair loss, general fatigue, and fever.
Stachybotrys behind vinyl wallpaper
Stachybotrys colonization of ceiling and ceiling cavity.
Stachybotrys colony on drywall paper surface.
Additional Information on Stachybotrys
- Stachybotrys from Bye Bye Mold’s Mold Glossary
- 7 Ways Toxic Mold Affects Your Brain by Chris Kresser, M.S.
- “Is Indoor Mold Contamination a Threat to Health?” by Harriet M. Ammann, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
- ‘The Dangers of Mycotoxins and How to Detect Them’ by RealTime Laboratories, Inc.
- Stachybotrys chartarum, Trichothecene Mycotoxins, and Damp Building–Related Illness: New Insights into a Public Health Enigma from Toxicological Sciences and the Oxford University Press
- Stachybotrys from Wikipedia
- Indoor Mold, Toxigenic Fungi, and Stachybotrys chartarum: Infectious Disease Perspective from Clinical Microbiology Reviews and provided courtesy of American Society for Microbiology
- Stachybotrys sp. from EMLab P&K
- Stachybotrys chartarum (or S. atra or S. alternans) Review of Toxicological Literature Prepared by Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.
- Comparative genome sequencing reveals chemotype-specific gene clusters in the toxigenic black mold Stachybotrys BMC Genomics
- Distribution and Occurence of Stachybotrys chartarum By Sarah Brinton Clark Selke
- Stachybotrys elegans: a destructive mycoparasite of Rhizoctonia solani