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by Alliance Environmental · October 22, 2007

Which type of mold is considered harmful mold?

A day old question that I encounter quite frequently is “which type of mold is considered bad mold?”  After questioning professionals that have been in the business for 10+ years I get the same answer, “Every type of mold in large quantities can be harmful”. Those who have allergies, asthmas, or are sensitive to chemicals are more susceptible to illnesses caused by mold.

The infamous Stachybotrys chartarum also known as “Black Mold” is one of the most highly recognized forms of mold. The reason being Stachybotrys may produce compounds that have toxic properties such as mycotoxins which in turn can be harmful to ones health. Other common molds that can compromise your well being are Aspergillus and Cladosporium. These are just a few of the common household molds that are commonly found in the home.   

The bottom line: Mold can be potentially unhealthy for anyone inside a building. Therefore it is always best to identify and correct the issue before any health conditions occur. 

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