Is this mold? (link to picture)

I just started a thread (3 or 4 up) under the assumption this is black mold. I pryed up some more PERGO sections and took a picture.
You can see it's confined to a certain area, and green & brown, not black. What do you think I should do?
http://home.twmi.rr.com/uselesstrivia/black_mold.jpg
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black.
Looks like mold to me. Comes in all colors ;) Doesn't *look* like the Lethal! Black! Mold!, but you could get some tested if you were *really* concerned. I'd just clean it out, as others suggested.
Your biggest problem is how it got there - was there a leak at some time? Why was there water under there? Fix that, before you cover it up again.
JSH
Interestingly, I just read an article in the NYT yesterday, saying a panel of folks from the National Acadamy of Sciences concluded that, among other things, mold can only really account for allergy-like symptoms (eyes, throat, etc); memory problems, disabilities, death and disfigurement are not linked to mold.
"Panel Finds Mold in Buildings Is No Threat to Most People" http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/26/national/26mold.html
I'll be happy to post the text if anyone asks.
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Yes, it's mold find the leak or cause and fix it.
Mold can be a serious problem and cause many health problems.... depends on the type and your senseitivity to it.
Good luck
Terry
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Since its slab on grade it is normal for moisture to move through concrete. It doesnt mean its a leak but the pergo holds moisture and leaving the carpet was bad. You need a vapor barrier.
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It looks like mold , bleach will turn it a different color usualy brown or red in less than a minute if its mold. If mold kill with bleach.
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