5 kinds of black mold (and where they hide)

black mold on window

If you’ve ever gone into your basement and smelled that musty, damp basement smell, there’s a good chance that with each sniff you’re breathing in a substance that can be at best unhealthy and at worst deadly.

While it’s an especially big problem during the humid summer months, this fungus can make an appearance any time of year, given the right conditions. It comes in many varieties, and grows by reproducing spores that are not visible to the naked eye.

And it’s more than a nuisance or a discoloration that makes your home less beautiful. Much more.

Breathing in these fungal spores can trigger a wide range of conditions and illnesses including asthma, headaches, and throat and eye irritations. For some people, the results can be fatal.

Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.