According to Content source: National Center for Environmental Health Stachybotrys chartarum is a greenish-black mold. It can grow on material with a high cellulose content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, and paper. Growth occurs when there is moisture from water damage, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration, or flooding. Constant moisture is required for its growth. So how dangerous is black mold? Should you be concerned? Below is a list of important things to know about black mold.
Stachybotrys chartarum and other molds may cause health symptoms that are nonspecific. It is not necessary to determine what type of mold you may have growing in your home or other building. All molds should be treated the same with respect to potential health risks and removal.
Some research suggests that mycotoxins from S. chartarum have a link to serious health problems in people who live in contaminated buildings.
One such health concern is mycotoxicosis — mold poisoning. Others include:
Mold exposure can cause other symptoms, however. According to the Florida Department of Health, it can cause the following types of health problems:
Allergy and irritation
People with allergies may be more sensitive to mold than others. If they come into contact with mold, they may experience symptoms, such as:
Severe mold allergies cause more severe symptoms, including shortness of breath.
Mold exposure may also worsen asthma or lung problems in people with preexisting lung conditions.
So how dangerous is black mold? Should you be concerned? If you have black mold, contact ComeBack Restoration for a complete mold removal evaluation.
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