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Mold is a fungus that reproduces from seed-like spores and can easily grow in many places of your property. Often, the mold will form in places that are humid and dark, such as behind walls or in the attic. Mold can grow year round and the most common types of mold are cladosporium, penicillium, alternaria and aspergillus.
Cladosporium: This type of mold is most commonly found indoors on plants, soil and textiles. It can be harmful to human health, causing respiratory problems, allergic reactions and weakening of the immune system. Cladosporium is dark green and black in color and has over 30 different species.?
Penicillium: This type of mold can be found indoors in food and dust. It is harmful to those susceptible to it, such as people with weakened immune systems and allergies.?
Alternaria: This common indoor mold can cause respiratory problems, hay fever and allergic reactions. It forms in almost any color and is often found in food, plants and soil.
Aspergillus: With more than 160 species, this mold produces mycotoxins. Aspergillus can cause infections and allergic reactions. It is found in soil and food. Many types of fungi exist and estimates range from tens of thousands to over three hundred thousand species.
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