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Click for Full Image Acremonium
Mold like in this picture has grown to the point that there is no way it can be cleaned off the drywall. The drywall will have to be removed along with the mold and discarded. With the amount of mold that is present in this picture more than likely the 2x4 wall studs will also have to be replaced. Do not try to undertake the remediation of a mold situation as in this picture, without knowing the proper steps of mold remediation. This should be done by a professional remediation Company.

Acremonium, under certain conditions, can also produce very potent mycotoxins called trichothecenes. The trichothecenes are potent inhibitors of DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis, and have been well studied in animal models because of concern about their potential misuse as agents of biological warfare, due to their ability to destroy the immune system, internal organs, bone marrow, and affect the mind. They are a known carcinogen.

The most common characteristic of this fungus is a horrible stench in the air. This fungus is often associated as an aftermath of stachybotrys chartarum. It was the primary fungus identified in several homes where the occupants complaints were nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Asexual state of Emericellopsis sp., Chaetomium sp., and Nectripsis sp.. It can produce mycetomas, infections of the cornea and nails.

    If you see a substance you think might be mold or smell a musty odor call for testing.