There are 3 groups of molds that can be potentially harmful to humans.
Molds most often go by their scientific names, such as Cladosporium or Stachybotrys Chartarum (most commonly known as “black mold”). Because there are hundreds of thousands of mold types, mold is often classified.
- Toxigenic molds, such as black mold, are the most concerning types of mold. These types of molds can pose serious health threats and have been linked to symptoms such as nausea, worsened asthma, fatigue, and cancer.
- Allergenic molds can cause a reaction in some people, especially those with existing allergy sensitivities or asthma. This type of mold could cause allergic reactions such as itchy eyes, rash, runny nose, or wheezing.
- Pathogenic molds are types of molds that can cause infections, especially in those with a suppressed immune system. This type of mold would not negatively affect most healthy people, but it can be dangerous to some.
While black mold is the most commonly discussed toxigenic mold, it is important to note that not all black colored mold is toxic and that not all toxic mold is black. The best way to find out what type of mold you may have is to have a professional Newnan mold remediation company like The Mold Man LLC identify and develop a treatment plan for any mold growth in your home or office.