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Common Household Molds and Your Health

COMMON HOUSEHOLD MOLDS O - YOUR HEALTH + & Characteristics Where it Health Effects Grows CLADOSPORIUM • Green, brown, grey, or black • Powdery appearance • Food Dead plants • Wood • Insulation • Dark, damp • Can cause severe allergic reactions • Harmful for people with asthma, allergies, and weakened immune environments like basements systems ASPERGILLUS • Grey, brown, yellow, Walls • Insulation • Soil • Clothing • Humid, moist areas like leaky • Can cause infections in people with weak immune systems green, white, or black • Grows very quickly • Produces a carcinogen called aflatoxin basements PENICILLIUM • Irritates the stomach if ingested • Green, white, or blue • Food • Walls • Insulation • Moist, organic • Fuzzy appearance • Airborne spores can cause congestion, coughing, and cyc matter irritation ALTERNARIA • Dark green, grey, or black • Carpet • Clothing • Around • Respiratory problems • Asthma • Long, velvety hairs windows • Hay fever • Doesn't need as much water to grow as other molds Damp areas such as flooded basements STACHYBOTRYS • Walls • Ceilings • Floorboards • Dark green or black • May cause cancer • Headaches • Slimy • Often referred to as "toxic black mold" • Asthma • Any moist • Dizziness area • Joint pain MEMNONIELLA • Respiratory problems • Headaches • Dark green or black • Cotton • Canvas • Wool • Ceilings • Smaller than stachybotrys • Coughing Walls • Damp areas such as basements INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: Basement Technologies Basement Technologies The Basement Specialists basementtechnologies.reachsite.com Basement Waterproofing Sources: http://www.mouldfacts.ca/mold/household-mold.html http://votces.yahoo.com/common-types-mold-found-homes-598308.htmlPcat-6 http://www.cde.gov/mold/atacky.htm http://blackmold.awardspace.com/black-mold-toxie-stacehybotrys-mycotoxins.html http://www.moidbacteria.com/mold/memnoniella.html COMMON HOUSEHOLD MOLDS O - YOUR HEALTH + & Characteristics Where it Health Effects Grows CLADOSPORIUM • Green, brown, grey, or black • Powdery appearance • Food Dead plants • Wood • Insulation • Dark, damp • Can cause severe allergic reactions • Harmful for people with asthma, allergies, and weakened immune environments like basements systems ASPERGILLUS • Grey, brown, yellow, Walls • Insulation • Soil • Clothing • Humid, moist areas like leaky • Can cause infections in people with weak immune systems green, white, or black • Grows very quickly • Produces a carcinogen called aflatoxin basements PENICILLIUM • Irritates the stomach if ingested • Green, white, or blue • Food • Walls • Insulation • Moist, organic • Fuzzy appearance • Airborne spores can cause congestion, coughing, and cyc matter irritation ALTERNARIA • Dark green, grey, or black • Carpet • Clothing • Around • Respiratory problems • Asthma • Long, velvety hairs windows • Hay fever • Doesn't need as much water to grow as other molds Damp areas such as flooded basements STACHYBOTRYS • Walls • Ceilings • Floorboards • Dark green or black • May cause cancer • Headaches • Slimy • Often referred to as "toxic black mold" • Asthma • Any moist • Dizziness area • Joint pain MEMNONIELLA • Respiratory problems • Headaches • Dark green or black • Cotton • Canvas • Wool • Ceilings • Smaller than stachybotrys • Coughing Walls • Damp areas such as basements INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: Basement Technologies Basement Technologies The Basement Specialists basementtechnologies.reachsite.com Basement Waterproofing Sources: http://www.mouldfacts.ca/mold/household-mold.html http://votces.yahoo.com/common-types-mold-found-homes-598308.htmlPcat-6 http://www.cde.gov/mold/atacky.htm http://blackmold.awardspace.com/black-mold-toxie-stacehybotrys-mycotoxins.html http://www.moidbacteria.com/mold/memnoniella.html

Common Household Molds and Your Health

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Chest congestion, coughing, sneezing, and eye irritation are only a handful of the symptoms that can be brought on by a mold infestation. To learn about the different types of molds that can grow in y...

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