Types of Indoor Mold
Toxic Mold Types
There are over 400.000 mold species known to a man these days. Of these thousand species, only a handful of mold types could pose a real threat to your health. These are so-called Toxigenic Molds.
ASPERGILLUS – Toxic Mold Out of 160 species of Aspergillus, only Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus fumigatus are known for their pathogenic properties. They both produce Aflotoxins – dangerous carcinogenic toxins responsible for allergic reaction and damages to the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and brain.
CHAETOMIUM – Toxic Mold There is over eighty different species of Chaetomium. There is strong medical evidence suggesting that prolonged exposure to Chaetomium could cause irreversible neurological damage. Chaetomium mold spores known for their rapid growth and, if not dealt with in a timely manner, could lead to Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and certain forms of Cancer.
CLADOSPORIUM – Toxic Mold Cladosporium, an allergenic black mold, can cause an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. Although rarely pathogenic, Cladosporium mold has been known to cause sinusitis and pulmonary infections. Over time, these infections could turn into respiratory infections like pneumonia.
PENICILLIUM – Toxic Mold There is over a hundred penicillium species. Penicillium Aurantiogriseum produces mycotoxins – very dangerous pathogenic toxins known to cause neurological diseases. Penicillium marneffei is also responsible for such nasty treats as liver, lung, kidney, skin, and soft tissue infections.
STACHYBOTRYS – Toxic Mold Exposure to the mycotoxins present in Stachybotrys chartarum could lead to chronic fatigue or headaches, fever, irritation to the eyes, mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and throat, sneezing, rashes, and chronic coughing, nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs.