Most Common Types of Houshold Mold


Cladosporium is a type of fungi including some of the most common indoor and outdoor molds. It is commonly found on living and dead plant material. Although rarely pathogenic to humans, it has been reported to cause infections of the skin and toenails, as well as sinusitis and pulmonary infections. If left untreated, these infections could turn into respiratory infections like pneumonia.




Penicillium is of major importance in the natural environment as well as food and drug production. Members of the genus produce penicillin, a molecule that is used as an antibiotics, which kills or stops the growth of certain kinds of bacteria inside the body. Although its medical purposes are beneficial to human health, in your home it is also one of the main causes of food spoilage.




Some Aspergillus species can cause serious disease in humans and animals. They can produce aflotoxin which is both a toxin and a carcinogen, and which can contaminate foods such as nuts.




Alternaria species are known as major plant pathogens. They are also common allergens in humans, growing indoors and causing hay fever or hypersensitivity reactions that sometimes lead to asthma. They readily cause opportunistic infections in people who’s immune system is weak or compromised.



For more information about household Mold, contact the Mold Doctors @ (508) 534-9091.

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