Findings Compost worker
Medical examination and comprehensive tests revealed that the patient had progressive
inflammatory lung disease.
IgG-antibody studies and other lab tests showed an inflammatory response to measured
bio-aersols. Antibody test used as exposure marker show high level of Aspergillus, Penicillium
and a commonly not tested, toxigenic fungus: Stachbotrys chartarum.
Based on medical evaluation, immunological tests and lung biopsy organic toxic dust
syndrome and pulmonary fribosis were diagnosed in this young compost worker. He was
medically removed and a worker's compensation claim is pending.
What that means is the poor fellow's lung tissue was thickening and he was unable
to breath properly -- he was Smothering to death,