Mold, dust, or something else?

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Old 08-20-16, 08:20 AM
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Mold, dust, or something else?

Hi everyone,

I am doing some cleaning and purging, and I took two large soft-sided CD holders out of my closet. They were stored on a high shelf without any significant moisture as far as I can tell. I noticed some sort of substance on the side of the cases and also along the zipper of one.

The case in the photo is probably either leather or a leather-like synthetic. THe other is a synthetic.

Does anyone have any insight on what the substance might be? Dust or mold or something else?

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Old 08-20-16, 09:17 AM
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It could be sheetrock dust if the closet wasn't painted or it could be mold.
 
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Old 08-20-16, 04:36 PM
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Thanks the closet is pretty unfinished...is there a way to tell for certain?
 
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Old 08-20-16, 04:46 PM
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Only you can tell. Do you see "dust" on anything else? Do you see white mildew on other things in the closet?
 
 

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