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Mold Spore Library

There are a lot of different types of mold and bacteria that can infect your home or workplace. Below you’ll find a detailed list of different mold and bacteria types along with their associated side effects. If you’re not quite sure what type of mold you’ve discovered, just call one of our local experts and we can come give you a professional analysis.

The Most Common Mold Spores

Mold Name

Alternaria

Ascospores

Aspergillus

Basidiospores

Beltrania

Bipolaris

Chaetomium

Cladosporium

Curvularia

Epicoccum

Fusarium Torula

Memnoniella

Myxomycetes

Nigrospora

Penicillium/Aspergillus

Pithomyces

Rust

Scopulariopsis

Stachybotrys

Stemphylium

Torula

Ulocladium

Zygomycetes

Possible Side Effects

Sinus Congestion, Asthma (can be severe), Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy watery Eyes, Hyper Sensitivity, Skin Infections, Sinus Infections, Pathogenic Health Effects

Sinus Congestion, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Upper Respiratory Infections

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

Variety of Health Effects

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, 

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Linked to Cancer, Itchy Watery Eyes, Serious Neurological Effects, Brain Lesions, Alzheimer’s, Pathogenic Health Effects 

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever, Skin Infections, Toe Nail Infections, Sinus Infections, Upper Respiratory Infections

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes

Pathogenic Health Effects, Toe Nail Infections, Respiratory Infections, Skin Infections

Respiratory Infections, Itchy Watery Eyes, Sneezing, Erosion of Immune System, Throat Irritation

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Eye/Skin Infections (rare)

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever, Pneumonitis, Pathogenic Health Effects

Unknown Effects

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever, Alveolitis

Wide Range of Effects, Fatigue, Headaches, Irritation of the Eyes, Fever, Sneezing, Rashes, Nausea, Vomiting, Bleeding in the Lungs and Nose, Sore Throat, Linked to 2 Infantile Deaths

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever, Pathogenic Health Effects

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever, Pathogenic Health Effects

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever

Sinus Congestion, Asthma, Sore Throat, Sneezing, Itchy Watery Eyes, Hay Fever, Pneumonitis, Pathogenic Health Effects

Spore Colony Specs

Grows Very Quickly; Grey, Brown Green, Black; Fuzzy Texture

Many Types

Appearance Based on Genre; Different Types of Ascospores

Many Types

Brown, Black

Grows Very Quickly; White, Green, or Black; Many Types of Bipolaris

Grows Very Quickly; White, Grey, Brown or Black

Speed of Growth Varies;  White, Grey, Brown or Black

Grows Very Quickly; White, Grey, Brown or Black

Grows Very Quickly;  Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown, or Black

Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown, Pale, Voiles, or Blue

Grows at Moderate Speeds

Do Not Grow Fungal Media

Grows Very Quickly; White or Black

Grows Rapidly; Many Colors of Growth, Velvety and Powdery Texture

Grows Very Quickly; Wooly Texture; Grey, Brown, Dark Brown

Do Not Grow Fungal Media

Grows at Moderate Speed; Velvety and Powdery Texture; White, Grey, Cinnamon, or Black

Grows at Moderate Speed; Powdery Texture; White, Pink, Orange, Black, or Pale 

Slow Growth

Grows at Moderate Speed; Grey, White, or Brown

Grows Very Quickly; Wooly/Cottony; Olive, Brown or Black 

Different Genres

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Fusarium Torula

 

 

 

 

 

Myxomycetes

 

 

Nigrospora

 

 

penicillium

 

 

 

 

Rust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Torula

 

 

 

 

 

Zygomycetes

 

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