Mold comes in all sizes, shapes, textures and colors, while molds are typically characterized by a white or gray chalky fungus.
When you see “mold,” you’re most likely seeing Ascomycota molds, which tend to have a lighter color and a more powdery texture. (You may have heard the term “powdery mildew”, which is a plant disease caused by the fungus Ascomycota.)
A mold of this Ascomycota type is Aspergillus – an allergy-causing mold that can cause adverse health reactions. Aspergillus tends to look like a white / gray powder, suitable for “mold” barrels.
Aspergillus can produce so-called toxins mycotoxins, which may precipitate long-lasting cold-like or allergy-like symptoms that never seem to go away. Mycotoxins have also been linked to neurological and neurological symptoms including pain syndrome, movement disorders, delirium and balance and coordination disorders.
It’s a common but potentially harmful mold that we often see in the indoor handling industry – mainly on windows, frames and surrounding sills; on doors and frames leading to the outside; under the bathroom carpet; on a shower curtain, usually between a liner and a curtain; and on bathroom mortar or mortar.
Connecting the dots, you better be cautious when there are things that look like mold growing indoors.