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What is black mold?

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by cigana, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. cigana

    cigana Senior Member

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    Don't tell me, "mold that is black" ;)
    But I keep hearing mention of black mold. I have lots of mold in my house, and it is very black, but aren't most molds black?

    Thanks.
  2. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    "Black mold" usually refers to Stachybotrys, a particularly nasty strain of mold that produces tricothecene mycotoxins.
    It is not always black, either; and yes many molds have a black color.

    If you have lots of mold in your house, you might want to do some serious research on testing, proper, careful remediation, or relocation, because toxic mold + compromised immune system is a bad combo.

    There are many threads on PR regarding mold (@slayadragon has compiled a lot of very useful info)--some believe that mold is actually the cause or trigger for ME. Either way it is entirely unhelpful and unhealthful to live in a moldy environment, especially when trying to get well.
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