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February 21st, 2007

Nanotechnology comes to the rescue of mouldy wood

Abstract:
A new nano device, capable of immediately detecting fungus that attacks wood, has been developed by a team of Polish scientists.

Aspergillus versicolor is very a common mould that is an indicator of moisture problems in wood and other building materials. The fungus is known to produce carcinogenic toxins and cause eye, nose and throat irritation.

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