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Doctor insights on: Stachybotrys Mold

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Help docs! my son has been exposed to stachybotrys mold?

Help docs! my son has been exposed to stachybotrys mold?

Look for symptoms: If your son has symptoms he should seek medical attention; exposure to fungi/molds can cause infections, asthma, chronic runny nose, pneumonitis, and sinusitis. If he is symptom free, stay away from or clean up the mold. ...Read more

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Im pretty sure the black mold growing in my room is Stachybotrys, ive been exposed to it for about a month now, what should I do?

Im pretty sure the black mold growing in my room is Stachybotrys, ive been exposed to it for about a month now, what should I do?

Stop worrying: In my opinion, the black mold business is the invention of lawyers and scaremongers. I've reviewed the claims of "neurotoxins" a few months ago and was unimpressed. The vast majority of scientific opinion is with me on this. You're a grown man now and you can clean your own room -- and ignore internet stuff intended to terrify you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what stachybotrys and cryptococcus might be?

Does anyone know what stachybotrys and cryptococcus might be?

Fungus: Stachybotrys is a genus of molds, or asexually-reproducing, filamentous fungi. Cryptococcus (latin for "hidden sphere") is a genus of fungus. These fungi grow in culture as yeasts. ...Read more

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How should I clean mold from walls?

How should I clean mold from walls?

Several steps: [1] protect yourself: mask n95, goggles, gloves, clothing. [2] prevention: what's causing the mold? Where's the moisture coming from? [3] removing the mold: what kind of wall? Different wall types like wallpaper, plaster, wood need different removal than hard surfaces like hard plastic, glass, metal. [4] disinfect. More info found here: http://www.Ag.Ndsu.Edu/pubs/yf/home/ae1202w.Htm. ...Read more

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Have you stopped measuring mold counts?

Have you stopped measuring mold counts?

Local news: The local allergy centers provide our local news bureaus with pollen & mold counts 5 days a week. These are broadcast locally on weekday evening. Your local may differ. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eating doughnut with mold?

What are the causes of eating doughnut with mold?

Poor eyesight?: Someone might eat a doughnut with mold, if s/he cannot see it has mold on it. The person might also have poor judgment about what's safe or desirable to consume. Some -- such as elderly people with dementia -- might not realize food has been in their refrigerators or cupboards too long. They need help from others to keep edible foods available and accessible. ...Read more