Frequent Questions

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

"Black mold" is not a species or specific kind of mold, and neither is "toxic mold."  When the media talk about "toxic mold" and "black mold", they are usually referring to molds that may produce toxic substances called mycotoxins. Often they are referring to a specific mold called Stachybotrys chartarum. 

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