What is Black Mold?

Black mold is a name commonly used for Stachybotrys chartarum. This is one of the most common forms of mold people are aware of. You probably have found yourself hearing about black mold on the news at one point or another.

These stories on the news can be alarming and are meant to startle the viewer. They can also be somewhat confusing.

One instance of black mold being found was in Mississippi. A government building was shut down due to black mold being found throughout the basement. The mold was said to be the cause of employees constantly finding themselves at the doctor’s office several times a month. Consequently, a worker died from an unexplained lung disease. It is said black mold was most likely the cause.

It is important to be aware of the symptoms of mold exposure. Check here to make sure you or a loved one has not been exposed to mold.


Stachybotrys chartarum is one of the most infamous toxic molds because it can grow in houses and is more dangerous to humans than other types of mold – as seen in Mississippi.

What Does Black Mold Look Like?

Toxic black mold is a greenish-black color. Black mold can appear dry and powdery. It can also appear slimy due to high humidity levels.

There are several molds that look similar to toxic black mold. Regardless, all molds should be treated the same to avoid any potential health hazards. Call us for a free inspection if you find any mold in your home or office.


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Read more about mold at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention