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What is stachybotrys?

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Stachybotrys, better known as black mold, gets a lot of press. It's not rare, but it’s also not very common. And it needs a lot of moisture to grow. So even if you have black-colored mold in your bathroom, it’s not likely this one.

From: Does Mold Cause Lung Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Indoor Mold, Toxigenic Fungi, and  : Infectious Disease Perspective,” “Mycotoxins.” Stachybotrys chartarum

CDC: “Mold.”

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center: “Allergy and Asthma in the Southwestern United States.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Mold Allergy.”

University of Minnesota Extension: “Molds -- Your Safe Home.”

NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program: “Mold.”

NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: “Mold.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronic Sinusitis,” “Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: “Aspergillosis.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “By the way, doctor: Do mold spores cause lung cancer?”

British Lung Foundation: “Causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

National Poison Control Center: “Mold 101: Effects on Human Health.”

Rhode Island Department of Health: “Some Facts About Mold.”

Connecticut Department of Public Health: “Mold in the Home: Health Concerns.”

NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Aflatoxins.”

Food Standards Agency: “Mycotoxins.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 3, 2017

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Indoor Mold, Toxigenic Fungi, and  : Infectious Disease Perspective,” “Mycotoxins.” Stachybotrys chartarum

CDC: “Mold.”

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center: “Allergy and Asthma in the Southwestern United States.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Mold Allergy.”

University of Minnesota Extension: “Molds -- Your Safe Home.”

NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Toxicology Program: “Mold.”

NIH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: “Mold.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronic Sinusitis,” “Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: “Aspergillosis.”

Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School: “By the way, doctor: Do mold spores cause lung cancer?”

British Lung Foundation: “Causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis.”

National Poison Control Center: “Mold 101: Effects on Human Health.”

Rhode Island Department of Health: “Some Facts About Mold.”

Connecticut Department of Public Health: “Mold in the Home: Health Concerns.”

NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Aflatoxins.”

Food Standards Agency: “Mycotoxins.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 3, 2017

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