What is Black Mold?
The genus of mold that is commonly referred to as the "black mold" is Stachybotrys chartarum. Stachybotrys chartarum is commonly found on cellulose based products- such as drywall, wood or paper - where there is moisture caused by things such as: water damage, humidity, condensation or flooding. Stachybotrys chartarum needs a constant moisture source for its growth. (Center for Disease Control) Stachybotrys chartarum has the ability to produce a variety of mycotoxins, which can affect people in a variety of ways.
Molds colonize in a variety of colors including: black, brown, green and white. Just because a growth is black does not always mean it is a dangerous mold or an unhealthy mold.
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