Stachybotrys Chartarum Mold

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Stachybotrys chartarum: What You Need to Know

Stachybotrys chartarum (also known as Stachybotrys atra) is a greenish-black mold that can be found in properties with water damage or highly elevated humidity levels. It can grow on common materials found in buildings that contain a high cellulose and low nitrogen content. These include items such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust and lint. Growth occurs when there is moisture from water damage, excessive humidity, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration or flooding.