Cladosporium herbarum is the most abundant mould in air. It shows marked seasonal variability in counts with a maximum in summer and a minimum in winter. Highest counts may be obtained in the late morning depending on the enviromental conditions. While Cladosporium herbarum is not pathogenic it’s an important source of allergens for mold-allergic individuals. People get exposed to mold when they inhale dried mycelia in house dust or they inhale spores from outdoor or indoor sources. Spores of Cladosporium herbarium are common in both indoor and outdoor air especially in summer.
Cladosporium herbarum is very common on dead plants, textiles, rubber, paper, foodstuffs and air. Its spores are often by far the most significant in air samples paricularly in summer. It has also been reported as a cause of meat spoilage in cold storage.
In indoor environment, Cladosporium herbarum has been reported in floor, carpet and mattress dust; damp acrylic painted walls, wallpaper; HVAC insulation, filters and fans.
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