When latex is used in any warm, damp environment, it’s under constant attack by mold or fungus. Normally it’s not a problem since latex is vulcanized in the production process. Not any longer!
Recently a team of English scientist has discovered a new stand of fungi there where eating up the rubber aprons used in beer breweries. The scientist says that new fungus, know as “Hevea Fungibilis”, was found in breweries all over the UK, there was using wheat imported from Brazil, a country known for their huge rubber production.
Hevea Fungibilis spreads by touch and can do severe damage to any latex rubber item within a few days! The only way to avoid getting your latex contaminated by the fungus, is to stay away from beer and other brewery products!