Molds are propagated by spores and it is very difficult to see them with the eye.
Molds are propagated by spores and it is very difficult to see them with the eye.

Everything you need to know about black mold

Molds are propagated by spores and it is very difficult to see them with the eye.

The size of the spores varies from 2 to 100 microns (for example, a human hair is 17 to 181 microns in diameter)

Molds are made up of different parts:

·       Rhizoids (roots)

·       Stolons (dormant stems)

·       Sporangia (pouches containing spores)

·       Sporangiophores (vegetative hyphae)

·       Spores (spores responsible for reproduction)

read !! (The effect of mold on your health and ways to eliminate it) 

Classification of molds based on their color

To accurately identify molds, the structure, spores, and morphology of their growth must be examined, which is not possible without laboratory tests. Dividing molds by color is not a good feature for mold toxicity. Because molds can have several colors.

Factors affecting the color of mold:

·       Food source

·       Humidity level

·       Exposure to light

Green mold: The most common color of mold is green . There are hundreds of thousands of types of mold which can be green. So colors do not tell us anything. But wherever you see green mold, it can probably be one of these three types of mold:

   AspergillusPenicillium / Cladosporium

Purple mold: Purple is not a common color for mold and is a sign of toxic mold Stachybotrys chartarum

White mold: White mold is also one of the most common molds that grows in the home and can be one of the following species:

Alternaria / Chaetomium / Penicillium

Yellow mold: Yellow mold is dangerous and may belong to the following species:

Aspergillus / Serpula lacrymans / Epicoccum nigrum / Geomyces pannorum

Red mold: You have probably seen this type of mold on building materials. But this color is not fixed and many molds can turn red during their lifetime.

Orange mold: This mold is similar to Serpula lacrymans which is the main fungus of rot. This mold is found on wooden surfaces.

Brown mold: This type of mold spreads quickly on hard surfaces and can be one of the following:

Pithomyces chartarum / Aureobasidium pullulans / Stemonitis / Taeoniella Cladosporium

Black mold

The International Society of Mycology has identified about 87 species of Stachybotrys mold in its data. Among them, Stachybotrys chartarum is the most well-known species of this genus And is one of the most dangerous molds known. When in a humid environment, it is viscous and when it is dry, it is powdery and dry. There are other black molds that are similar to the poisonous mold of Stachybotrys chartarum.

So the only way to detect this toxic mold is for specialists to test it under a microscope.

Where does the mold Stachybotrys chartarum grow?

This type of mold is present in areas where the amount of leakage and humidity is high, such as pipes, roofs, etc. In fact, to create such a mold, you need a constant humidity that lasts for days and weeks, for example, your house is exposed to heavy water for 7 to 14 days.

Black mold can also be found on rotten wood, paper and cardboard. This mold grows in the temperature range of 2 to 40 ° C (optimum 23-27 ° C) and The optimum pH range is 5.6-6.0.

Signs of Black Mold in the Home

The smell of mold: Molds have an unpleasant and pungent odor. All corners of the house should be checked. Sometimes mold is not visible but the smell is felt. Mold can be found in corners of walls, bathrooms, dark and damp places.

Respiratory symptoms: Molds in some people cause symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itching and burning eyes, cough, headache

Dark circles and spots on ceilings and walls : If you see dark spots and stains on the ceiling, wall corners, bathroom corners, it is a sign of mold. These stains are a sign of leakage in the ceiling, leakage in the pipes, etc. Of course, these stains may not be black mold, but it is a warning for water to accumulate in that area And the same stagnant water causes the formation of mold.

Is Stachybotrys chartarum mold a known toxic and dangerous mold?

From 1993 to 1994 , 8 babies became ill with Stachybotrys chartarum mold, and one died. Since then, this type of mold has been known to be toxic.

The results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is a reliable source, showed that these babies lived in homes with high humidity And the number of these molds has greatly increased. So the public came to the conclusion that this mold is dangerous and deadly (You can read the full results of this research in an article published by the CDC.. Pulmonary Hemorrhage/Hemosiderosis Among Infants Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1996)

All molds produce toxins, including black mold, which can harm some groups by producing a byproduct called mycotoxin.

People who are healthy certainly do not have problems, but several groups may be affected by this mold, but this is not certain, such as:

·       children

·       elderly

·       People with weak immune systems

·       People with respiratory problems and allergies

Ways to eliminate and prevent the growth of black mold Stachybotrys chartarum

Molds are very small and can be seen under a microscope. Because they are so small, they can penetrate and grow widely everywhere.

There are definitely many ways we can get rid of these molds. But the important thing is that we just have to get rid of the mold and knowing its type does not help us at all.

To find out what kind of molds are, they must be tested by laboratory methods. There are many ways to get rid of mold, but some of these methods are temporary and after a while these molds grow and reproduce again!

One of these common methods is to use bleach. Bleaching agents sometimes remove mold but can not do so deeply. Because mold penetrates to the depth of the desired surface and bleach only cleans the surface, And the change in color makes us think that the molds have been removed, but there is still a problem in depth and they have not been removed.

Here we recommend Moldex bio-organic product to get rid of molds, including black mold.


Bioorganic moldex antifungal:

• Completely bio-organic product without heavy chemical formulas

• It does not harm the environment or animals

• Safe

• No need to wear protective clothing during use

• Can be used in kitchens, ceilings, walls, basements, stairs and ...

Bio-organic moldex antifungal performance:

Molds reproduce by producing small spores. These spores are so tiny that they must be seen under a microscope.

There is about 80% water in the cytoplasm of molds , Moldex bioorganic antifungal product due to its manufacturing technology (Pico technology: particles smaller than nano) after entering the cytoplasm of the mold dries it completely and prevents its regrowth.

With Moldex antifungal, you will not see any mold in the house or any place where mold is created for up to 4 months.

Molds are ubiquitous and multiply if the growth is favorable, Therefore once every 4 months, you should spray this product on the places where mold can grow.


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