Housecall for Health: Dishwasher Fungus

Could a potentially harmful fungus be lurking in your kitchen?

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in today's "Housecall for Health"...

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Think your dishwasher is squeaky clean?  Think again.

Scientists have found a possibly harmful fungus that seems to thrive in the steamy environment, surviving high temperatures and harsh detergents.  In samples taken in nearly 200 homes in six continents, scientists found 56% of dishwashers contained this fungus - described as a black yeast - on the rubber seal of the appliance door.

Researchers said more testing needs to be done to determine if there's any health threat.