The first mould that we want to discuss in our series of ‘Moulds in the house’ is Pink Mould.
Aureobasidium and fusarium are among many kinds of pink mould. Aureobasidium can actually be pink or black, and often occurs around damp window frames and on sealants in bathrooms.
On the other hand, Fusarium is a common species of fungus that is often found on houseplants. It can often be found in wet conditions on carpet, damp walls, wallpaper, polyurethane foam, humidifier trays. Fusarium can produce mycotoxins.
That’s why it’s a bad idea to carpet the bathroom. When the carpet gets damp it encourages moulds, like Fusarium, to grow. Mould in the bathroom can lead to respiratory problems, allergic reactions, rashes and skin complaints.
If you would like some more information about mould, visit our toxic mould detection page.
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