What is Mold ??

What is it? Molds are tiny organisms that are found everywhere in nature, and hundreds of thousands of individual species of molds naturally exist in the environment.  Molds come from the Fungi Kingdom (Fungi is one of the five Kingdoms in the classification of living things on Earth) and therefore the terms “mold” and “fungi” are used interchangeably.  Fungi exist in many different forms but two of which are most commonly encountered; there are funguses (macro-fungi) that appear as fruiting bodies such as mushrooms or wood decay fungi, and there are molds (micro-fungi) that appear as fuzzy patches of discoloration such as moldy bread/oranges or visible growth on building materials like drywall.  Molds and fungi release tiny seed-like particles called “spores” for germination and therefore become airborne.

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