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Facts about mold

4/17/2019 (Permalink)

Mold has existed since ancient times. The human species has always lived in the presence of mold. There are over 100,000+ species of mold identified. The unique flavor of bleu cheese is produced by mold.

We are constantly exposed to thousands of different types of fungi in our everyday lives. Certain types of fungi tend to exist naturally in soils, plants, fruits and textiles. Exposure to these fungi in naturally occurring doses is generally not harmful to health.

While the types and concentrations of fungi existing in the environment vary from one geographic region to another, the most common types are as follows: Aspergillus (most common), alternaria, bipolaris, chaetomium, fusarium, penicillin, and paecilomyes.

Mold Needs The Right Environment To Grow
Water, moisture or high humidity.
Food (any organic substance)
The right temperature (generally 68*F-86*F, but some can grow in 30*F or colder)
Lack of Ventilation
Mold presents greater challenges to young children, the elderly and other immunosuppressed people.
Some molds can produce toxins if the environment conditions are right.
If you suspect your home or business has a mold problem call SERVPRO of Kaufman County/Cedar Creek at (972)-524-3894

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