Bottle Mold Research Paper

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Mold is fungi that are found outdoors and inside homes. Molds grows exceptionally well on paper products and in moist dark environments. Nevertheless, mold is found in every environment, including dry conditions and reproduce year round. Areas in which mold are found include greenhouses, saunas, farms, mills, construction areas, basements and showers. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) mold thrives on three conditions. First, mold needs a food source i.e. leaves, paper drywall. Second, mold needs moist or damped areas to multiply and grow i.e. leaky pipes, excessive bathroom moisture, and laundry rooms are prime areas for mold growth. Lastly, Mold strives on optimum temperatures seventy to ninety degrees Fahrenheit. Chances of mold growth increase drastically during these ideal temperatures. There are multiple kinds of molds, which come in many different …show more content…
Stachybotrys (black mold) is a dark green almost black slimy mold that produces a deadly poison called mycotoxins. It often grows on cellulose based items like straw and paper after coming into contact with water. Stachybotrys enters a person’s system through the spores. Spores are tiny seed like structures which are produced in the mold. Mold spores are invisible to an person’s naked eye. The spores multiply promptly after coming into contact with water. Mycotoxins are present on the surface of these spores. Once the mold dries the spores become light and powdery, eventually the spores flake away traveling great distances through the air. The spores are then inhaled taking in the mycotoxins which cause disease symptoms. For Stachybotrys to develop two things are necessary, first a cellulose product such as drywall or insulation, second water or moisture. Experts believe that Stachybotrys spores exist on many building materials. However, as long as those materials stay dry the spores do not present a

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