WHAT IS MOLD AND WHERE CAN IT BE FOUND?
Mold spores (fungi) are present everywhere, both inside and outside. There are more than 100,000 different species of mold, at least 100 of which are common in North America. Some of the more common species include Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Aspergillus. Mold is most likely to grow in damp places or in the presence of water. Such places include bathrooms, basements, crawl spaces and green houses, as well as patio furniture. While the majority of molds do not have known health effects on humans, there is a small number of species that are known to have toxic health effects. So the next question is. . . HOW CAN MOLD AFFECT YOUR HEALTH?
Answers in the next Moldy Blog.