What does black mold look like in the household

Types of mold

Black mold is the most feared and well-known mold in living spaces. It is not triggered by a specific mold, but rather can form from numerous types and genera of mold. So far, about 40 types of mold are known that can form black mold. How can the black mold be recognized?

Black mold is particularly common when there are moisture problems in or on the wall. Walls, wallpaper, plastered walls and ceilings and tile joints are particularly at risk. Large temperature differences are not a problem for this mold, it thrives at a range of approx. 6 ° C to approx. 45 ° C.

Depending on the type of mold, black mold can be dry and powdery or slimy and gray. Even a white mold that has not been discovered for a long time often turns into black mold due to a change in the color of the fruiting body.

All types of black mold are extremely toxic to the human organism due to their aggressiveness and survivability. The common black mold "Aspergillus niger", for example, can trigger various diseases, from allergies to kidney diseases to serious infectious diseases. Another black mold, "Stachybotrys chartaru" m, can lead to a disease called stachybotryosis, which is reminiscent of Alzheimer's.
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