Due to the many questions I have received and heated debates posted on the forum, I have created a basic experiment to help people understand something about the prevalence of mold in common materials and a little about its growth habit.
Great fear has surrounded exposure to mold. However molds are used deliberately in many foods. This appears to be a dichotomy, but it is not. One group of common molds, called Penicillium, is typically responsible for green colored growths in buildings. Some may fear this but also be surprised that they are commonly used in many foods.
So follow this link to see our mold growth experiment. I apologize in advance because the photos may appear huge in some browsers. I will remedy this ASAP. The experiment is located at: http://iaqforum.net/showthread.php?p=69#post69
Please PM or post if you have any questions or comments.
Microbiologist and State Certified Residential REA in Florida.
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