Stachybotrys is a fungus that grows on materials such as straw, grass, saw dust, wet drywall, ceiling tiles, and lumber. The fungus can produce toxic spores that can be inhaled in the air. People with exposure to the toxins generally have cold or flu-like symptoms with sore throat, diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, dermatitis, and local hair loss.
Information for the General Public
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Occupational Health
- National Ag Safety Database
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration
- Utah Environmental Epidemiology