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Paula Hensley, October 12 2021

Common Mold Types

Many types of mold exist but most types aren't dangerous. How do you know if the type you have is dangerous? Call Icon! It is important to know the type of mold and how much mold is present. If you have one of the harmful molds (black mold) it can damage your health without you realizing why.

Black Mold (Stachybotrys)

Black mold is hard to detect but one of the most dangerous

Memnoniella

Similar to black mold

Aspergillus

Can be seen as grey or green.

Penicillium

Can cause allergies, difficult for those with a weak immune system

Alternaria

Asthma and hay fever common with this.

Geotrichum

White, powdery. Spreads fast. Can create tuberculosis and pulmonary infections

Trichoderma

White with green patches. Allergic type that spreads in moisture.

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Paula Hensley

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