Mold is a part of natural environment. It is an omnipresent in our environment. Though it presents a serious health risk you can find it in almost every home. There are many colored mold present black, green, pink or yellow. It is very difficult to tell whether mold is harmful or not by just looking at the color. Here is a list of few common types of mold that present in most of the house:
- Aspergillus: it is very common mold. It is very allergenic. It can cause infection to the people with weak immune system. Aspergillus can grow on soil, paper, walls etc.
- Penicillium: Penicillium is one of the most common molds present in every home. It grows in bread, fruit, food, building material, etc. it is allergenic and some of its species is very toxic and unhealthy to Hyman beings.
- Cladosporium: very common mold. It is commonly found on the dead plant, wood, food, straw, textile etc. These types of mold can cause hay fever, asthma, pulmonary condition etc.
- Stachybotrys: It is found in indoor mainly on wet and damp places. It is also called toxic black mold. It produce very toxic element called mycotoxin. It is very harmful. It is known for causing headache, asthma, skin disease, lungs problem and even cancer.
These are some common type of mold found in homes. These are the most common and very harmful mold. We know that we have a lot of different types of mold and the best way to know what you are dealing with and if they are harmful s to have a professional industrial hygienist or certified mold test evaluate your property and do complete indoor air quality test.