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What is Green Mold and How Do You Get Rid of It?
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Recovering from Mold Related Illnesses
Mold related illnesses may be one of the most prominent health issues that doctors…
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Mold and Babies – The Importance of Mold Removal
Is Your Baby at Risk from Toxic Mold? This time of year brings lots…
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Mold Sickness: Will Activated Charcoal Help?
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Infowars Doctor Acknowledges Dangers of Mold
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Mold Removal Cost – What You Can Expect To Pay
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Mold 101: The Basics (With Layman’s Terms)
What is Mold?
Mold (sometimes referred to as mildew) is a microorganism that has been classified as a fungus. All fungi – whether mold, mushrooms, or yeast – share these three biological attributes:
Defined cell walls – Only organisms such as fungi, plants, bacteria, and algae have cell walls, while animals do not. Therefore, mold is not an animal.
They reproduce via spores – In fact, the type of spore (similar to plant pollen) – the way it is produced (how it grows and is attached to the mold base), its form of reproduction (most are asexual while the rare spores are sexual), and what type of carrier it uses (think: pollination) to find a suitable habitat, such as animals, water, or air – is what determines the class of mold and sometimes, whether or not it is toxic or benign. Although the maturing and release of the spores greatly resembles what takes place in plant pollination (using the air currents or passing animals as carriers), it is missing one key ingredient that every plant has.
They lack chlorophyll – Chlorophyll is used by plants to absorb sunlight and they use that energy to synthesise carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water. In other words, chlorophyll aids in photosynthesis. Molds do not photosynthesize, and in fact, grow best in dark – sometimes pitch-black – habits, which means mold is not a plant.
Layman’s terms: Well, it’s not an animal and it’s not a plant. It’s a fungus…. and, it’s mold. Mold is mold. If you’re a fungus, you’re either mushrooms, yeast, or …mold. That’s as simple and as basic as it gets.
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Signs You’ve Been Exposed to Mold
Although mold can be found in almost any environment, there are certain types and quantities that can put your health at risk. Mold is a fungi that thrives off warmth and moisture, quickly reproducing by sending spores that travel through the air until they find a surface where they can grow. There are thousands of different types of mold but only a few types that are commonly found indoors; some of these being especially toxic to many people. If you have signs of mold exposure, it is important to seek medical attention and have the mold removed from your environment.
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Does Your Greenhouse Have Mold?
Many people around the world install greenhouses in order to cultivate plant life in a secured area year-round. Although these structures protect your plants from the ravages of the seasons, is it being occupied by organic materials other than what you’re purposely growing? Given the nature of the greenhouse, you could be inadvertently spreading mold spores throughout the structure as well as your home – if the greenhouse is connected directly to your house.
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3 Reasons Why You Should Never Use Bleach To Clean Mold
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Helpful Tips In Choosing A Professional Mold Removal Service
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Dangers of Mold and Mildew during the Winter
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