Frequent Questions

What is "black mold"? What is "toxic mold"?

“Molds come in many colors, including white. "Black mold" is not a species or specific kind of mold, and neither is "toxic mold." Sometimes the news media use the terms "toxic mold" and "black mold" to refer to molds that may produce mycotoxins or for a specific mold, Stachybotrys chartarum. Molds that produce mycotoxins are often referred to as toxigenic fungi.” Learn more about mold.

If you are concerned about mold in your home, please see:

You can obtain more information about mold from your EPA Regional Office or State Agency. Each EPA Regional Office is responsible within its states for the execution of the Agency's programs.

See: Find Regional and State Indoor Air Quality Contact Information

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