This is just especially for our friend, Beaker who is known to all of us to be allergic to just about everything imaginable. It was once rumored that he was allergic to being outdoors.
Each pillow was found to contain a substantial fungal load, with four to 16 different species being identified per sample and even higher numbers found in synthetic pillows. The microscopic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus was particularly evident in synthetic pillows, and fungi as diverse as bread and vine moulds and those usually found on damp walls and in showers were also found.
This has convinced me that all of the pillows in my house will be thrown out today, and every year, once a year from here on out.