WHAT IS BLACK MOLD ?
Black mold is a particular genus of fungi, called Stachybotrus.
The most common and well-known black mold is Stachybotrus Chartarum, but other species in the same genus can cause similar effects. Black mold releases compounds known as “Mycotoxins.”
What are the health issues related to Mold ?
Black Mold is a particular genus of fungi, called Stachybotrus.
If Black Mold is present in your home or business, you’ll need a certified Mold remediation contractor. This Mold is quite toxic, and is often implicated in what’s known as “ sick building syndrome.” Unlike most household Molds, which can be irritating but are relatively benign, Black Mold is a documented cause of serious illness.
Not all dark-colored fungal growths are the dreaded “Black Mold.” Stachybotrus tends to grow in relatively inaccessible areas, like in between walls, so homeowners may not visually notice it. Black Mold is a dark greenish-black Mold, and tends to grow on moist wood, drywall, particleboard, and other materials with a high cellulose content. It’s wet and slimy to the touch, and can have a “sooty” visual texture.
Black mold releases quite a few toxic compounds, including Satratoxins, Isosatratoxins, and Trichoverroids. The primary toxic components are the Satratoxins, notably Satratoxin-H. Satratoxin-H can lead to a variety of symptoms in people who are exposed to black mold via inhalation, ingestion, or physical contact. Some of the possible effects of black mold exposure can include:
Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature)
Of these symptoms, the possibility of Mycotoxin-induced pulmonary hemorrhage has drawn the most attention. Pulmonary hemorrhage is bleeding in the lungs, which is a serious medical emergency that could be fatal. This has been documented in infants and very young children who have been exposed to Black Mold inside homes and buildings.
How One Family Almost Died from Mold Exposure
If you’ve recently experienced water damage or water intrusion into your home or office, you stand a high risk than usual for unwanted mold growth.
Molds are quite diverse, including those that tend to grow in human dwellings.
One such mold that many people are unaware of its danger is " Black Mold" or "Toxic Mold ". WATCH VIDEO