Leak-lov­ing toxin

The New Zealand Herald - - NEWS - The mould is caused by leaks in the build­ing’s ex­te­rior or from leaks within wet ar­eas in­side build­ings. While Stachy­botrys is grow­ing, a wet slime cov­ers the spores, prevent­ing them from be­com­ing air­borne. Ex­po­sure will only oc­cur when the mould has died

Stachy­botrys char­tarum is a toxic mould associated with leak­ing build­ings in New Zealand in re­cent years. Stachy­botrys is a green­ish­black mould that grows on ma­te­ri­als that con­tain cel­lu­lose. Find­ing Stachy­botrys in a build­ing does not im­me­di­ately mean that the build­ing oc­cu­pants have been ex­posed to al­ler­gens or tox­ins.

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