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Fun Facts About Mold

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

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There are a lot of negative connotations when you hear the word “mold” and for good reason. It can destroy your properties and belongings along with your health if not remediated quickly and properly. However, today, we would like to keep it light and go over some fun facts about mold.

  • There are over 10,000 different species of mold.
  • The mold Penicillium gives blue cheese its spots/veins.
  • The antibiotic Penicillin is also derived from Penicillium.
  • Christmas Tree allergies are caused by mold commonly found on the tree.
  • Mold will grow on wood, fabrics, even some metals but won’t go near a Happy Meal.
  • Mold has been used as a weapon in biological warfare.
  • Mildew and Mold are from the same class, fungi.
  • It takes mold only 2 days to start growing after water damage.

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