Poria Encrustada is not your everyday’s Black Mold Problem

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Imagine a fungus (Black Mold) that could eat your home from the inside out and weaken the walls to the point of them needing to be rebuilt.  From a structural aspect this type of fungi is more devastating for the building that black mold.   A couple of homeowners had some unwanted house guests showing up as white pancakes and mushrooms in the corner and floorboards.  Mr.& Mrs. Moore from Los Angeles are experiencing this first hand as this invasive mold slowly weakens the structure of their home.

The Moores face a huge repair bill, some estimates indicate $300-700,000.  The fungi has literally eaten away at their home.  The Huffington Post reports “The Moore’s insurance company, Safeco, offered to pay $18,000 even though the family’s policy is worth hundreds of thousands, the couple said. Walter Moore, a lawyer, is still battling Safeco after a court threw out the Moore’s lawsuit against the insurer. He filed an appeal. “[The home] is our life savings and half of it is now worthless,” he told CBS. “The other half is dubious.”funguy-fungi, mold, mildew, mold eating my home, water damage los angeles, certified mold inspectors los angeles

It sounds like science fiction but, Poria has been known to extend its reach to extract water from other sources and invade homes.  Poria slowly decays the ligen bonds in the wood. ” Its as if the structural members (lumber) within your home begin to turn to mush”,  stated Robert Santanastasio, Certified Mold Specialist who has seen  damage created by water damage and this type of ravaging organism-fungi in homes.

The organism does require a fungi mold specialist to properly diagnose and eradicate completely.  A local Los Angeles inspection firm operated by De La Cruz specializes in this type of inspection and assessments.  “Poria is a monster that no one wants to hear about,” De La Cruz said. “We can look at a house during an inspection and everything’s
fine. Six months later, it has wreaked havoc. It’s scary.”  www.poriafacts.com

“It’s… the most devastating wood-decaying fungus of houses that we know of,” UC Riverside plant pathology professor John Menge told the Times.

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Pharmacy knew of Black Mold contamination Prior to Meningitis Outbreak

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The Center For Disease Control estimates that thousands of people received a shot of the tainted (with black mold) vials in past the bodies primary defense systems and into areas near the spine.
“I don’t think there is a precedent for this kind of thing,” said Dr. Arjun Srinivasan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials and doctors have tracked down most of the 14,000 people potentially at risk for fungal meningitis, blamed for the deaths of 24 people and for sickening more than 300.

he said. The fungus’ brown-black color signals an armor that — along with being injected near the spine — helped this mold sneak past the immune defenses of otherwise healthy people, said Dr. Arturo Casadevall, a fungal specialist at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

“What we’re dealing with here is fundamentally different” from a typical fungal infection, he said. “This is a bug that most of us don’t know much about.”

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People whom have had the steroid treatment made by Massachusetts Pharmacy had been notified to stay on guard. Spinal taps maybe a necessary precaution but also carry their own risks, especially when conducted every week within the 42 day window.

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