BLACK MOULD, WHITE MOULD, BREAD MOULD & TOXIC MOULD
- Black Mould is not a proper name or description of mould
- It is the common name given to visible mould growth.
- Many moulds have a pigmentation in them the same as the pigmentation in our skin, called Melanin. This gives the mould the black colouring.
- White Mould is not a proper name or description of mould
- White mould is normally fussy and is either basidiomycetes (wood rotting fungus) or it is the hyphae of a mould that is not producing spores (conidia).
- Normally only the Spores or Conidia contain Melanin pigmentation so the fungal hyphae are clear or white in appearance when they grow en-mass.
- Bread Mould is not a proper name or description of mould.
- It is the common name given to moulds that grow on bread, which are typically penicillium with a white outer and green inner coloration.
TOXIC MOULD & TOXIC BLACK MOULD
- Toxic Mould is not a proper name or description of mould
- This is a term generated by scaremongers and the hype surrounding a particular fungus called Stachybotrys.
- This fungus is know (and many others) to produce toxins that can greatly affect people health regardless of whether a person is sensitized to mould or not.
- The toxins are typically mycotoxins and are eithe roffgasses as a metabolic byproduct or they are found in the spores or conidia.