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Want to know if this is black mold or just mildew please help!!

Recently moved into a apartment and started noticing alot if water damage on ceilings and baseboards i do have a disability so i need to know if this is something serious or minor

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Looks like mold just because its black doesn't mean its " black mold" that is dangerous Want to know if this is black mold or just mildew  - 10_11_2013_8_26_21_am.png

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