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Gallery 5: Mold in Buildings

Mold growing on a suitcase stored in a humid basement.

Mold growing on a suitcase stored in a humid basement.

Basement apartment (3-4 feet below ground) with mold on painted gypsum board

Basement apartment (3-4 feet below ground) with mold on painted gypsum board, baseboard, and carpet. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on ceiling.

Mold on ceiling. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on painted concrete in a school building.

Mold on painted concrete in a school building. Rainwater is wicking directly through the concrete walls, and there is also condensation on the earth-chilled concrete. (The floor is about 3 feet below ground level.) (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on drywall under leaky sink.

Mold on drywall under leaky sink. (photo courtesy of John Martyny, Ph.D.)

Plumbing leak inside wall led to mold on paneling behind mirror above bathroom sink.

Plumbing leak inside wall led to mold on paneling behind mirror above bathroom sink. (The mirror has been removed in this photo.) (photo courtesy of S. McNeel, DVM)

Moisture damage and mold growth under bathtubs.

Moisture damage and mold growth under bathtubs. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on grout.

Mold on grout. (photo courtesy of Elissa Feldman)

Mold inside a bathroom cabinet where condensation forms.

Mold inside a bathroom cabinet where condensation forms. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on shower curtain.

Mold on shower curtain. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on air seal on sliding glass door.

Mold on air seal on sliding glass door.

Extensive mold contamination of ceiling and walls.

Extensive mold contamination of ceiling and walls. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on basement ceiling resulting from chronic high humidity

Mold on basement ceiling resulting from chronic high humidity (>90% relative humidity [RH]). (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Colorful mold growth.

Colorful mold growth. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Sections of moldy gypsum board.

Sections of moldy gypsum board. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on first floor beneath a through-the-wall air conditioner on the second floor.

Mold on first floor beneath a through-the-wall air conditioner on the second floor. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on fragment of ceiling tile.

Mold on fragment of ceiling tile.

Mold surrounding air conditioning vent in ceiling due to water leak.

Mold surrounding air conditioning vent in ceiling due to water leak. (photo courtesy of John Martyny, Ph.D.)

Mold growing on oriented strand board used for structural wood floor in crawl space.

Mold growing on oriented strand board used for structural wood floor in crawl space. (photo courtesy of John Martyny, Ph.D.)

Mold on gypsum wallboard.

Mold on gypsum wallboard. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold growth on fiberboard shelf (left) and on cardboard boxes

Mold growth on fiberboard shelf (left) and on cardboard boxes (right) due to high humidity. Water is condensing from the basement air, which is at approximately 90% relative humidity (RH). (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold inside a wall cavity.

Mold inside a wall cavity. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Mold on wooden paneling.

Mold on wooden paneling. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

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