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Fungal spores: Ganoderma is a fungus with spores that contain Triterpenoids. These chemicals showed significantly anti-HIV-1 protease and anti-tumor activities. In traditional Chinese medicine, ganoderma extracts have been used for a variety of diseases. Traditional western medicine is studying it now. Stay tuned! ...Read more
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
Mold growth: Molds are ubiquidous in most areas. Moist areas such as basements without good ventilation are common areas of excessive mold growth. Dehumidifiers are often fighting an uphill battle unless ventilation is also increased. A basement exhaust fan to increase air movement is often the best way to limit mold growth in the home. ...Read more
If there is was a flood in my room a week ago, how long till i could get sick from being in the house with those spores?
Mold: What makes you think you will be getting sick? Did they find black or white mold in the walls or wall boards? Mold is endemic and can be found everywhere so if you have not had problems before there is no reason to believe you will get sick. You can always have an allergist test you to mold to see if you are allergic. ...Read more
Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed individuals. Cryptosporidiosis can affect healthy people but, with infrequent exceptions, it is a mild flu like illness. Unless you have underlying illness, there is no need to be scared. ...Read more
A friend says she gets sick from gluten that's in the air ( in a store after baking), gluten spores she said. Is this true?
Don't generalize...: Food-borne botulism in adults develops after ingestion of pre-formed toxin in improperly preserved canned goods, native american foods (whale or seal), ; such foods as baked potatoes, cheese sauce, beef stew, garlic cooking oil. Infants develop botulism when their GI tracts are colonized by live c. Botulinum bacteria or they intake small amt of toxin from possible sources like dust, soil, honey. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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