Stachybotrys chartarum is a mold that can grow on materials such as fiberboard, paper, dust, or lint. The growth of this mold materializes when there is perpetual moisture from water leaks, condensation, flooding, or excessive humidity. Individuals with allergies could be more susceptible to molds. Someone’s reaction to mold will be contingent on their sensitivity.
Symptoms could include the following:
- nasal and sinus congestion
- respiratory problems
- throat irritation