MOLD: What are the 5 MOST TOXIC TYPES of MOLD?

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What are the 5 MOST TOXIC TYPES of MOLD?

 The following molds are capable of Mycotoxin Production:

 

Ascospores 

 ascospores in each ascus. Image of Ascospores of Compare the size of ascospores ascospores.jpeg 

  Ascospores may also be moved (Acremonium) ascospores with released ascospores;

Ascospores are prominent in nature commonly found in the outdoor environment. Some fungi that belong to the Ascomycete family include the sexual forms of Penicillium/Aspergillus, Chaetominum, etc that may be frequently found growing on damp substrates.

 

Chaetomium

Copy of Health Effects Chaetomium Mold & Asbestos Facts - Mold of Chaetomium are covered Chaetomium sp images Chaetomium mold picture and An infestation of Chaetomium

A vast amount of medical news has been downplayed regarding Chaetomium in the past.

 Chaetomiumspp. are among the fungi causing infections wholly refered to as Phaeohyphomycosis.

Fatal deep mycoses due to Chaetomium Atrobrunneum have been documented.

Brain abscess, peritonitis, cutaneous lesions and Onychomycosis may also develop due to exposure.

 

 


 

 

 

Unlike most other mold pathogens, there is medical evidence to suggest that people who are exposed to Chaetomium may be predisposed to permanent neurological damage of the myelin sheath. Therefore, a noticeably high incidence of autoimmune diseases have been linked to exposure of this mold such as Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, etc. It has also been linked to certain forms of Cancer.

As with other fungal exposure, it can also cause permanent DNA damage. This has been documented in several cases being researched during studies. Chaetomium is the only mold that inhibits cell replication.

Chaetomium are found on a variety of substrates containing cellulose including paper and plant compost. Several species have been reported to play a major role in the decomposition of cellulose-made materials. These fungi are able to dissolve the cellulose fibers in cotton and paper and thus cause the materials to disintegrate. The process is especially rapid under moist conditions.

This fungus is reported to be allergenic and a toxin.

On a scale of worst to more mild in effects on human health, contrary to what many believe; Chaetomium would be second or possibly third to Aspergillus only to Stachybotrys

Their Ascospores are brown or gray-olivaceous with one or two germ pores.

 

 

Fusarium

Fusarium sp. requires very wet 2) The Fusarium comparative Pumpkin Alternaria & Fusarium 2) The Fusarium comparative Fusarium solani

Fusarium Fusarium roseum and other Fusarium graminearum

Fusarium is a hydrophilic mold that requires very wet conditions and is frequently isolated from plants and grains. They colonize in continuously damp materials such as damp wallboard and water reservoirs for humidifiers and drip pans.

While Fusarium Keratitis can be a serious infection, it is a rare disease.

 Fusarium is commonly found in organic matter such as soil and plants. This infection cannot be transmitted from person to person.

 People who have trauma to the eye, certain eye diseases and problems with their immune system may be at increased risk for these types of infection

 

Penicillium/Aspergillus

Penicillium mold garden Penicillium mold in a Petri Penicillium Mold - magnified a Penicillium mold growing Left: Penicillium mold growth INFINITY3-1 Penicillium Mold

Aspergillus or aspergillius. High moisture is the major Aspergillius fumigatus aspergillius.jpg

Both of these types of mold are ubiquitous in the environment. Aspergillus tends to colonize continuously damp materials such as damp wallboard and fabrics. Penicillium is commonly found in house dust, wallpaper, decaying fabrics, moist clipboards, etc.

  

Stachybotrys

including Stachybotrys. Stachybotrys Chartarum and A conidium of Stachybotrys Black Mold 

colony of Stachybotrys . Stachybotrys Chartarum growing Stachybotrys is the bad boy of them all.

 There are some species in the Aspergillus family that are just as toxic as Stachybotrys such as Aspergillus Versicolor and Aspergillus Fumigatus.
The toxins produced can cause diarrhea and upset stomach. It is reported to be a kidney and liver carcinogen.

Aspergillus Fumigatus is one of the most ubiquitous of the airborne saprophytic fungi. Humans and animals constantly inhale numerous conidia of this fungus.  However, there has been a dramatic increase in severe and usually fatal invasive aspergillosis, now the most common mold infection worldwide.

 But when people talk about toxic black mold, Stachy is the one they're talking about.

 But remember, just because it is black, DOES NOT mean it's toxic!!

What is Stachybotrys?

Stachybotrys, commonly called "stachy," is a greenish-black, slimy mold found only on cellulose products (such as wood or paper) that have been wet for several days or more. The mold does not grow on concrete, linoleum or tile.

How is a person exposed to Stachybotrys?      

Stachybotrys and some other fungi may produce several toxic chemicals called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins can be present in spores and small mold fragments released into the air. Once the mold fragments, mycotoxins and spores are in the air, individuals may breathe them into their lungs.

What are the symptoms of exposure to Stachybotrys mycotoxins?

Symptoms of exposure to mycotoxins include coughing, wheezing, runny nose, irritated eyes or throat, skin rash and diarrhea.

Since these symptoms are general in nature, they also can be caused by a cold, influenza or exposure to other allergens. It is not known what level of mycotoxin from Stachybotrys must be present in the air to cause these symptoms.

In 1994, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated whether exposure to Stachybotrys might be related to pulmonary hemorrhage, also known as bleeding lungs, in infants in Cleveland, Ohio. While the CDC initially concluded that there was a possible link between exposure to the mold and the condition, Stachybotrys was not found in the homes of seven children with bleeding lungs identified in the Chicago area between April 1992 and January 1995. A subsequent review of the Cleveland study by a group of CDC experts concluded that a link between exposure to Stachybotrys and bleeding lungs in infants was not proven.

 

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Alix Pinzon
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Mold is bad news.

November 19, 2009 06:05 PM #1
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Charles Perkins
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Sounds like there are some really bad molds here.  How would anyone know if they came in contact with any of these and if so which one(s)?

December 03, 2009 02:23 AM #2
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Lesley Burton-Dallas
Turtle Clan Global - Stratford, CT

Charles,

Since mold is everywhere, we are constantly being exposed to everything! But we can't live in bubbles or freak out totally over it.

 If someone is complaining of respiratory difficulties, coughing, sneezing, asthma, dermatitis, headaches..symptoms like that would give you a heads up that SOMETHING is going on.. you almost have to be your own detective...look for water incursion in home, test environment. If numbers come back elevated to outside numbers by a 10/1 ratio, you have an active infection in the dwelling. The test can then be taken to an allergist who can test your blood specifically for the species that was found in the home to see if  there are correlations with exposures.

December 03, 2009 07:52 AM #3
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Josh Robbins
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Enjoyed your thorough piece on mold.  I agree 100% about the dangers of living with high levels mold.

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Lesley Burton-Dallas
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Thanks for stopping by Josh!

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what is the Penicillium/Aspergillus

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Molds are a piece of the nature. In outside, molds have paramount impact in nature by breaking down dead natural matter, for example, fallen leaves and dead trees, and so forth. Anyway inside, mold development ought to be evaded and anticipated. Molds repeat by method for small spores; the spores are concealed to the exposed eye (just on magnifying lens) and buoy through open air and indoor air and sully zones. Mold may start to develop inside when mold spores arrive on surfaces that are wet or zones with dampness. There are numerous sorts of mold, and none of them will develop without water or dampness. Thus, dampness has extraordinary influence of it. They assault for the most part on sustenance yet they likewise strike non-nourishment things like cowhide, wood and porcelain. Do you recognize your hypersensitive responses are more regrettable when you're at home however you feel better when you go out? All things considered, need it. If so then it’s particularly likely you could have mold. Don't go tired of staying in one spot. Discover a path for mold detection
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