Often found growing in soil, decaying plant debris, compost piles, and fruit rot.
Some people may experience hay fever, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis: cheese washer’s lung, woodman’s lung, moldy wall hypersensitivity. Due to it’s allergenic capabilities, professional mold remediation is recommended.
These molds can lead to rare cases of onychomycosis (nail infection).
Although indistinguishable from Aspergillus species
200+ species. Ubiquitous, Cosmopolitan, one of the most commonly found molds. Often produces microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC’s) that give the distinctive heavy, musty odor.
Easily identified if sporulating structures are observed, otherwise may be indestiguishable from Aspergillus species
Used in roquefort and camembert cheese, salami-sausages starter culture; anti-bacterial antimicrobial penicillin, and anti-fungal antimicrobial griseofulvin.
Often found growing indoors on water damaged building materials (chipboard/OSB, plywood, wallpaper, glue) as well as on food items (dried foods, cheeses, fruits, herbs, spices, cereals)
These include: penicillic acid, peptide nephrotoxin, viomellein, xanthomegin, xanthocillin X, mycophenolic acid, roquefortine C & D, citrinin, penicillin, cyclopiazonic acid, isofumigaclavine A, penitrem A, decumbin, patulin citreoviridin, griseofulvin, verruculogen, ochratoxin, chrysogine, and meleagrin.
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The term black mold (also “toxic black mold”) is not scientific but is widely used by the media to usually reference Stachybotrys molds.
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