What are molds?

Molds are simple microscopic organisms. Almost any natural material will support a population of molds. They are found on plants, foods, dry leaves, and other organic matter. Molds have an important role in breaking down organic material. Molds are essential to what biologists call nutrient cycling. Nutrient cycling is the process where nutrients get used again and again by living organisms.

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1. What are molds?
2. Can molds cause me to be ill?
3. Are some molds toxic?
4. What is the toxic mold described on TV?
5. How do I know if the S. atra mold is in my house?
6. What are the common molds found in homes?
7. How can mold become a problem in my building?
8. What are the common areas for the S. atra mold to grow in buildings?
9. Should I have my mold tested?
10. How do I clean up molds?
11. Can I become ill from cleaning up mold?
12. How do I choose a mold remediation specialist?
13. How do I prevent mold?
14. Can the heating and air conditioning ductwork become contaminated?
15. Where can I get more information?