Mold Spores Library

Mold StatsMold Spores

Number of different types of Mold: Over 100,000

Size of a Mold Spore: Usually Around 10 Microns

Common Mold Locations: Anywhere there is or was moisture

 

Common Mold Spores and Their Side Effects

Alternaria

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows Very Quickly
Asthma (can be severe) Grey,brown, green, black
Sore Throat Fuzzy Texture
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hyper Sensitivity
Skin Infections
Sinus Infections
Pathogenic Health Effects

Ascospores

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Many Types
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes

Aspergillus

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Appearance based on genre
Asthma Different types of Ascospores
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Possible Ear Infections
Possible Skin Lesions
Possible Ulcers
Pathogenic Health Effects

Aureobasidium

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

 
Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma White, Pink, yellow, black
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Upper Respiratory Infections

Basidiospores

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

 
Sinus Congestion Many Types
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Hay Fever
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Toxicosis (poisoning)
Upper Respiratory Infections

Beltrania

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Variety of Health Effects Brown, Black

Bipolaris

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma White, Green or Black
Sore Throat Many Types of Bipolaris
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Upper Respiratory Infections

Botrytis

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

 
Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma white, grey, brown, black
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Asthma

Chaetomium

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma white, grey, brown, or black
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Linked to cancer
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Serious Neurological Effects
Brain Lesions
Alzheimers Disease
Pathogenic Health Effects

Cladosporium

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Speed of growth varies
Asthma white, grey, brown, or black
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Hay Fever
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Skin Infections
Toe Nail Infections
Sinus Infections
Upper Respiratory Infections

Curvularia

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma white, grey, brown, or black
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Asthma
Epicoccum

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma yellow, orange, red, brown, black
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Asthma Grows very quickly

Fusarium

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Pathogenic Health Effects yellow, orange, red, brown, black
Toe Nail Infections pale, red, violes, or blue
Respiratory Infections
Skin Infections

Memnoniella

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Respiratory Infections Grows at moderate speeds
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Sneezing
Erosion of Immune System
Throat Irritation white, pink, orange, black, or pale

Myxomycetes

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Do not grow fungal media
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Asthma
Hay Fever

Nigrospora

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma White or black
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Eye/Skin Infections (rare)

Penicillium/Aspergillus

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

 
Sinus Congestion Grows rapidly
Asthma Many colors of growth
Sore Throat Velvety and powdery texture
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Pneumonitis
Pathogenic Health Effects

Pithomyces

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Unknown Effects Grows very quickly
Wooly Texture
Grey, Brown, Dark Brown

Rusts

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Do not grow fungal media
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever

Scopulariopsis

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows at moderate speeds
Asthma Velvety and powdery texture
Sore Throat White, grey, cinnimon, or black
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Alveolitis

Stachybotrys

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Wide Range of Effects Grows at moderate speeds
Fatigue Powdery Texture
Headaches white, pink, orange, black, or pale
Irritaion to the Eyes
Fever
Sneezing
Rashes
Nausea
Vomiting
Bleeding in the Lungs and Nose
Sore Throat
Linked to 2 infantile deaths

Stemphylium

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Slow Growth
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Pathogenic Health Effects

Torula

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows at moderate speeds
Asthma Grey, white, or brown
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever

Ulocladium

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Grows very quickly
Asthma Wooly/Cottony
Sore Throat Olive, brown or black
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever

Zygomycetes

Possible Side Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Sinus Congestion Different Genres
Asthma
Sore Throat
Sneezing
Itchy and Watery Eyes
Hay Fever
Pneumonitis
Pathogenic Health Effects