can it produce toxins?

is it a potential allergen?

Some species can produce chaetomin, sterigmatocystin and chetoglobosins.


Often found growing on damp sheetrock/ drywall/ gypsum board.  Also, can be found growing on the subfloor.

Often found growing in soil, seeds, cellulose substrates, dung, wood, and straw material.


Is it harmful to humans?

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Not known.

what are some of its characteristics?

Not well studied although some individuals may experience hay fever or asthma.

General Information

industrial use

where does it growinside?

is it considered a black mold?

81+ species that are found everywhere

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These molds can lead to rare cases of onychomycosis (nail infection).

The term black mold (also “toxic black mold”) is not scientific but is widely used by the media to usually reference Stachybotrys molds.

Health Concerns

Where does it growoutside?