What Is Mould

  1. Moulds are simple, microscopic organisms, present virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

  2. Together with mushrooms and yeasts, moulds are collectively called fungi.

  3. Moulds exist to break down organic material and recycle nutrients in the environment.

  4. They need a food source to grow which can be any organic material, such as leaves, wood, paper, or dirt, plus oxygen — and moisture.

  5. Moulds digest organic material and gradually destroy whatever they grow on –
    even your furniture,walls and floor if they get wet.

  6. When the conditions suit moulds grow on surfaces with visible discoloration –
    green, grey, brown, or black, even white and other colours.

  7. Moulds release tiny spores and fragments which travel through the air.  Often attached to these are mycotoxins and allergens which are the main ways that mould affects humans.

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