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Perils of sleeping in a fungal ecosystem

作者:乜劳孓    发布时间:2019-03-02 05:11:03    

IF DRIBBLE, bedbugs and stale sweat aren’t enough to give you sleepless nights, maybe this will: your pillow could be riddled with allergy-causing fungal spores. Ashley Woodcock of the University of Manchester, UK, and colleagues have found mini fungal “ecosystems” inhabiting five feather and five synthetic pillows that had been lain on for between 18 months and 20 years. Each contained up to a million spores from around 16 different species of fungi. The most common – Aspergillus fumigatus – is also the most harmful,

 

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