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Working with Rhizopus

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2007
  • 02:29 PM

I have been working with rhizopus and I was wondering that if I was working with it, and I have to constantly smell it. Is this dangerous, I don't directly go up to it and start inhaling it though.

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  • Yes it is dangerous if you are immuno incompetent in any way ie diabetes.Or you have nasal trauma and then the spores could get lodged in your nose.I would suggest that you shopuld only work with Rhizopus in a laminar air flow cabinet. That said it is a bread mold and very common in the enviroment but I would suggest precautions.
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