What is dangerous for mold?
Many of us know little about how dangerous mold is. Some consider it an annoying phenomenon, destroying the appearance of surfaces, others as a sign of food spoilage, and others as a kind of fungus.
Let's figure out what kind of mold is and whether its appearance is a threat to man.
Facts about mold
Mold is fungi of microscopic size,living on products of vegetable, animal origin and appearing on various surfaces while creating an enabling environment for their growth and development.
Where can mold appear?
Mold likes raw uncooked places with badventilation. Spores mold fungus for growth requires a moist environment, minimum light and preferably no access to fresh air. In such favorable conditions, the fungus reaches an impressive size in a short time. Usually, this opportunity is provided by raw corners, walls behind large-sized furniture, bathrooms. Also mold can be found:
- In the kitchen cupboards.
- In the chiffoniers.
- On food.
To get rid of mold, you should carefullywash and dry the surface. If the underwear is damaged, then wash it, and after drying, treat it with a hot iron. Large things (coats, jackets, carpets, etc.) also need to be taken out to fresh air.
When mold appears on the walls, in the corners, in theThe bathroom should first remove the source of dampness, then clean the surface and ventilate the room. For better access to air, move furniture away from the wall and ensure regular ventilation.
How mold looks like
Mold may look like growths or spotsgreen, brown or black. At first, the mold stain is flat and pale, but as the fungus grows, it increases in volume and gets a brighter color. On food, mold, having a good nutritional environment, multiplies rapidly, externally becoming like a hairy creature.
Can I eat foods with mold
People who are sorry to throw away food withsigns of mold, refer to the fact that all known cheese with mold can and can be useful. But the fact is that the mold in this form of cheeses is very different from mold, which appears on the usual cheese naturally. To eat foods on which mold arose from time, not only it is impossible, but also very dangerous.
What is dangerous mold fungus
The ingress of spores of mold fungi into the human body threatens the development of serious diseases. Among the diseases that can occur due to mold, we can distinguish:
- Chronic rhinitis, rhinitis;
- Bronchial asthma;
- Disorders in the work of the cardiovascular system;
- Children's diathesis;
- Skin diseases;
- Lesions of internal organs, etc.
Due to such serious consequences, all measures should be taken to eliminate any kinds of mold from your environment, be it a room or food.
Useful in this respect will be an article of our resource Mold in the bathroom: how to get rid.