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Are there types of household mold that are normal and safe?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and No
Mold spores are found in the air most everywhere, especially in areas that are humid and warm. Some spores are very resistant to extremes of temperature and humidity so can survive in many environments.
It is only when levels get high that we start to worry about the safety and health issues. Some types of mold can even be found on normal human skin.

In brief: Yes and No
Mold spores are found in the air most everywhere, especially in areas that are humid and warm. Some spores are very resistant to extremes of temperature and humidity so can survive in many environments.
It is only when levels get high that we start to worry about the safety and health issues. Some types of mold can even be found on normal human skin.
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Dr. Stephen Kimura
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There are only a few strains that are truly toxic to most people.
There are specialty inspectors that can test for these strains.Some people develop allergic sensitivities to a variety of molds like you might to dog dander. This is a nuisance but not a danger to most.

In brief: Yes
There are only a few strains that are truly toxic to most people.
There are specialty inspectors that can test for these strains.Some people develop allergic sensitivities to a variety of molds like you might to dog dander. This is a nuisance but not a danger to most.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mols are normal
In most climates indoor mold exposure is expected and non-infectious to all but severely immunocompromised individuals.
Many of these "normal" molds can give off spores that can induce allergic responses in atopic (allergic) individuals. A common mold, aspergilis can cause infectious (aspergilosis) or immunologic disease (allergic broncopulmonary aspergilosis - abpa).

In brief: Mols are normal
In most climates indoor mold exposure is expected and non-infectious to all but severely immunocompromised individuals.
Many of these "normal" molds can give off spores that can induce allergic responses in atopic (allergic) individuals. A common mold, aspergilis can cause infectious (aspergilosis) or immunologic disease (allergic broncopulmonary aspergilosis - abpa).
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
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