The Mold Guyz Spring Hill, FL

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Upon moving a dresser, a homeowner called after they discovered what they thought might be a mold issues.  

One of our licensed mold assessors took a swab sample and sent it off to the Independent laboratory for analysis. 

CHAETOMIUM

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The laboratory confirmed the presence of Chaetomium

DISCOVERY PROCESS

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chaetomium toxic black mold growth

This mold genus is often found in water damaged homes and buildings. ​There are around 80 species associated with this genus of mold. 

There is a strong musty odor associated with this type of mold. 

This species colonization has a cotton-like appearance and usually changes colors as the colony matures. A recent developing Chaetomium colony can have white appearance that will turn grey to olive brown as it matures, and finally it will take on a black appearance over time, if you can view the bottom of the mature mold growth it has a reddish tan or blackish brown appearance. 


WHERE IS CHAETOMIUM FOUND: 

OUTDOORS: 

​Soil, Seeds, Cellulose Substrates, Dung, Woody & Straw Materials. 


INDOORS: 

​Widespread, very common on damp sheetrock. Paper, Wallpaper.


POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF CHAETOMIUM:

 ALLERGENS:

Type I Allergies including hay fever and asthma symptoms. 


POTENTIAL HEALTH ISSUES: 

Nail Infections, Skin Infections. 

There is medical evidence being released that suggest that people who are exposed to Chaetomium over a period of time may be predisposed to permanent neurological damage of the myelin sheath. ​


POTENTIAL TOXIN PRODUCTION:

Partial List: Chaetomin, Chaetoglobosins 

References: CDC,DaaneLabs, EMLAB,