Indoor Molds that Produce Known Mycotoxins on Building Materials

This article discusses common indoor molds that produce mycotoxins and the materials on which they are commonly found. The general public thinks that black indoor molds are toxigenic because of the publicity that Stachybotrys chartarum (a.k.a Stachybotrys atra in the old literature), a black mold, received in the recent years. However, the colour of the indoor […]

Stachybotrys: Was it the Cause of Death of Infants in Cleveland, Ohio, USA?

Stachybotrys species When black mold is found growing in houses or commercial buildings, people panic. Black mold is thought by the general public to be Stachybotrys chartarum or simply the ‘bad mold’. The truth is there are several molds that appear black and most of them are relatively harmless. Stachybotrys chartarum is a cellulose-degrading fungus […]

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