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Paecilomyces sp.

Paecilomyces sp. Paecilomyces sp.
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Health Effects
P. variotii can cause paecilomycosis. Linked to ood-trimmers disease and humidifier associated illnesses (17). Some members of this genus are reported to cause pneumoniua.

Characteristics
It may produce arsine gas if growing on arsenic substrate (3). this can occur on wallpapers govered with paris green (3).

Allergen
Reported to be allergenic (7).

Growth Media
Commonly found in soil and dust, less frequently in air (17).