There is black mold in my building, What if it is the toxic kind you see on TV?

There are thousands of different types of mold in the environment that come in a variety of colors. Just because a mold is black does not mean that it is any more or less toxic than mold that is green, blue, yellow or orange.

There has been a lot of media attention about a particular type of mold, Stachybotrys that has been reported to be very toxic. In the middle to late 1990’s there was an indication that this type of mold was linked to a respiratory disease called acute idiopathic hemorrhagic airway disease. In reality, all molds may cause the same type and severity of health reaction. No matter what color the mold is, it still needs to be cleaned up in the same way.