Have you ever been surprised at the presence of plants that have no leaves, no flowers and no chlorophyll on spoilt and decaying substances such as bread? Most times, these living things are called fungi. Some airborne fungi in the home can cause respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and even chronic illnesses.
Absidia sp – a zygomycetes. It affects the immune system of human beings especially in the lungs, nasal sinus, the brain, the eye and the skin.
Acremonium sp – causes allergy. It can also cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Its infections are also commonly seen on the eye and the nails.
Alternaria sp – Found on horizontal surfaces on buildings for example, under the carpets, and on the windows.