Mold is a
member of the fungus family. It is a branching-type of growth called
hyphae. It rarely dies from heat or cold exposure, but remains dormant
until a particular season, such as spring or fall, when it grows and
does mold grow?
Mold lives in
moist conditions where there is oxygen and other chemicals. Places mold
may be found are:
is mold allergy?
Mold spores or
fragments may be inhaled through the nose and into the lungs where they
cause allergic reactions or asthma.
Mold may also
be eaten in foods, such as:
[There is no
known relationship between allergy to the mold Penicillium and allergy to
the antibiotic penicillin, which is made from the mold.]