Commonly found in soil and dust; less frequently in air. P. variotii can cause paecilomycosis. Linked to wood-trimmer's disease and humidifier associated illnesses. They are reported to allergenic. Some members of this genus are reported to cause pneumonia. It may produce arsine gas if growing on arsenic substrate. This can occur on wallpapers covered with Paris green.
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