What Type of Molds are Toxic?

Molds can be found anywhere with too much moisture and abundant oxygen. Molds can have different colors, depending on their type. For instance, you can find Aureobasidium in black, brown, or pink colors. Molds belong to the Fungi kingdom and lives in damp places like on plants, soil, and dead matter. Their role in the environment is important as they break down the dead matter including trees and leaves. However, some indoor molds are different and harmful to the environment. Therefore, you should avoid them. Here are some toxic mold types you should know to call a professional if you see them:

1.      Acremonium

This toxigenic mold evolves throughout its life. Initially, they have a powder-like appearance, but with the growth, they turn into dangerous and unpleasant organisms. Aureobasidium mold is present in different colors like white, orange, or pink. You may find these types of molds in household systems such as window sealants, drain pans, cooling coils, humidifiers. Aureobasidium can cause various diseases related to the immune system, bone marrow, and other organs. These molds can also disrupt the function of your body. Therefore, you should eliminate these molds for your house.

2.      Mucor

Mucor is a form of mold that causes allergic reactions. They grow in thick patches with a grayish and white color appearance. They rapidly grow in moist locations such as near HVAC systems, air conditioning systems, and under duct systems. They may also grow inside the damp and old carpets. Mucor will negatively affect your respiratory system causing asthma and other conditions. These molds also cause conditions with flu-like symptoms such as malaise and fever. There are severe health consequences when you get in contact with this type of mold. They will cause a fungal reaction, affects your lungs, and damage the sinuses.

3.      Trichoderma

There are five different subspecies of this mold and develop rapidly on wet and wood surfaces. They have a white color with green patches and you will find them in the cluster. The health risk related to these molds includes liver infections and pulmonary disorders. They secrete enzymes that damage the paper and wood products. This indicates that Trichoderma can also destroy your home structure. It is essential to contact pest control upon early signs of these molds.


You can refer to the above mold as toxic mold species. They create mycotoxins, which is a harmful chemical metabolic byproduct. Both humans and animals have a toxic response to mycotoxins. Therefore, it is essential to eliminate these types of molds from your home. You can contact a professional team to inspect your home and eliminate any type of mold from your home.

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