Spore Allergen

Ganoderma sp.

Common Name: Bracket Fungus

Origin: Occurs on tree stumps, rotten wood, fences and are often found in the gills of wild mushrooms. A common fungus on Hemlock trees. They are released in dry conditions and formed in favourable wet conditions. They are released in very high numbers in the late summer and throughout fall season.

Health effects: Due to high numbers it is probably a cause of allergic diseases. Basidiomycetes have been statistically connected to high hospital admissions for asthma when the counts are high.

Last Updated: 20 December 2000

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