Stachybotrys

Stachybotrys (or straw mold)

March 25th – Stachybotrys (or straw mold) is a black, toxic fungus that first achieved recognition in the 1930’s when horses on Russian farms became sick after eating contaminated hay. More recently, Stachy has been implicated as a cause of “sick building syndrome.” While the mold itself is not pathogenic, it does produce toxins that …

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