Introduction to Mold
An Icky but Necessary Guide
What is Mold?
Mold (fungus) is found in all environments where it plays a vital role in our ecosystem biodegrading waste organic matter (old leaves, un-picked fruit, etc.)
Mold is unique in that it is an alergan (can make you sneeze or cough) a toxin (a chemcial), and a pathagen (that can produce infections).
Mold can be visible or nearly invisible when it is airborn. Although musty smells can indicate mold growhth, mold can also grow without creating an ordor.
How Does Mold Grow?
Mold needs a food source, water source and warm temperatures to grow.
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Myths & Facts of Mold
Where is Mold Found?
Mold can be found anywhere water is allowed to remain for 48 hours or more.
Humidity about 45% can also lead to mold growth.