Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Dishwashers An Ideal Environment For Black Yeast-Like Fungi

MERSIN, Turkey (UPI) — High temperature, high moisture and alkaline pH in many dishwashers can provide a habitat for harmful germs such as black yeast fungi, Turkish researchers say.

Aylin Dogen of Mersin University and colleagues said the study involved 177 private dwellings. The researchers obtained 893 samples using cotton swabs moistened with physiological saline from dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators, bath-tubs, bathroom walls and shower heads.

The study, published in the journal Medical Mycology, found

Exophiala, or black yeast were most common; followed by Rhodotorula, or red yeast; and Candida parapsilosis, or white yeast.

This study was a follow up to an earlier study that found 62 percent of the dishwashers were positive for fungi and 56 percent of these accommodated Exophiala.

The study, published in the journal Fungal Biology, found 62 percent of the dishwashers were positive for fungi and 56 percent of these accommodated Exophiala.

Both Exophiala species are known to be able to cause systemic disease in humans and frequently colonize the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis, the study said.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Dishwashers An Ideal Environment For Black Yeast-Like Fungi”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.