toxic mold

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A popular phrase often used incorrectly to refer to any mold that appears in a residence or workplace. Some molds produce toxins (a substance that prevents other molds from growing nearby), and some people are sensitive to them, but the majority of molds are merely unsightly and destructive to property and do not cause health problems.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.