Sometimes the location of mold may not determine if mold exists in the air you are breathing. Air testing is important to understand the quality of the air and also assists in remediation efforts. It is also important to know what kind of mold is present and how much you are breathing in. Each type of mold has a different affect on people.
What Are the Major Types of Mold?
- Stachybotrys is one member of a group of molds. These molds produce airborne toxins. These molds can cause breathing difficulties, dizziness, memory and hearing loss, and flulike symptoms.
- Cladosporium and Penicillium are more commonly found molds but these molds can cause allergic reactions, asthma, breathing problems, sinus infections, headaches, coughing and eye and throat irritation.
- Memnoniella and Aspergillus versicolor are two types of mold that can produce airborne toxins. They produce mycotoxins and can cause even worse problems. These problems are chronic fatigue, loss of balance and memory, irritability and difficulty speaking.