Bipolaris • Bipolaris sorokiniana
Conditions: Allergic rhinitis; allergic asthma, allergic fungal sinusitis; atopic dermatitis.
Symptoms: Itchy, stuffy, or runny nose; post-nasal drip; sneezing; itchy, red or watery eyes; asthmatic symptoms; facial pressure; changes to taste and smell; eczema.
Physical description: Colonies are moderately fast-growing; gray to blackish brown.
Environmental factors: Found in decaying vegetables, rotting wood, outdoor soil, grasses, and plant debris.
Included species: Bipolaris australis, bipolaris brizae, bipolaris cactivora, and more.
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- “Bipolaris.”The University of Adelaide. https://mycology.adelaide.edu.au/descriptions/hyphomycetes/bipolaris/
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- “Helminthosporium (Bipolaris).” Mold-Help.org. http://www.mold-help.org/content/view/409/0/
- “Bipolaris Mold In The Home.” Mold Answers. https://www.mold-answers.com/bipolaris-mold.html
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It has been reported that bipolaris can produce a toxin that potentially causes liver and kidney damage when ingested. This same mold has also been reported to alter human DNA.4