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The Difference Between Toxic Black Mold and Non-Toxic Black Mold

Published on December 26, 2023

For many folks, panic strikes when they find black mold growing in their home. Scary news stories and reports about the deadly toxicity of this mold means that black mold removal has become a highly sought after service from MoldTech. While not every black mold is toxic, the dangers posed by mold growth to your health and safety mean that all mold, regardless of colour, should be eliminated as soon as possible through professional mold removal in Vaughan

Black Mold: Toxic versus Non-Toxic

The Difference Between Toxic Black Mold and Non-Toxic Black MoldAt MoldTech, we believe that all mold should be treated as though it could produce harmful mycotoxins — transmission risks, damage to your home, and health risks all remain the same. When discussing toxic black mold, we generally refer to one specific type: Stachybotrys Chartarum. 

Stachybotrys usually grows in a very dark green to black colour, and prefers areas with long-term moisture issues. In addition, some folks say its scent is more potent than other molds. 

There are thousands of species of mold, and most do not produce toxic byproducts. These molds may grow anywhere in your home and come in a rainbow of colours and textures, from white to green to pink. While not every mold produces toxins, all can cause severe allergies, which is why mold removal is such a critical part of any mold diagnosis. 

Health Risks of Toxic Black Mold

Common reactions to mold growth include headaches, sore throat, itchy nose, coughing and sneezing. But toxic black mold can cause a panoply of other, more severe, effects. Exposure to black mold has been shown to cause:

  • Cognitive effects such as brain fog, confusion, and personality changes. 
  • Extreme fatigue. 
  • Worsening of chronic conditions. 
  • Cardiovascular issues. 
  • Nose bleeds.
  • Severe eye irritation. 


Preventing toxic black mold is no different than preventing regular mold — a little forethought and regular inspections around your home can help you head off any infestations before they become problematic. At MoldTech, we recommend the following:

  • Drying up any spills, leaks, or floods as soon as possible. 
  • Keeping humidity at 50%. 
  • Using a dehumidifier in areas like the basement. 
  • Increasing ventilation in rooms like the kitchen or bathroom with a lot of moisture. 
  • Insulate pipes close to exterior walls to prevent condensation. 

Working with a Professional

Even if you do everything right, your home may still need black mold removal. At MoldTech, we’ve helped thousands of families eliminate indoor mold growth through our safe and effective mold remediation services. Our process is safe, non-toxic, and leaves your home squeaky clean — no mold spores, toxins, or evidence is left. 

The value of working with a professional team for your mold removal in Vaughan is that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We use industrial-quality air filtration and the latest in mold removal science and methodology to ensure we capture every last spore and protect you and your family while we do it.

Contact us today to learn more about black mold removal or how we can help mold-proof your home. 

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