I have noticed growths of a very short hairlike thing with white tips growing on ouroutside patio furniture, railings, potted plants, windows, etc.. The hairs are very short, about 1/8 inches and have a white tip/bulb on end. I need to identfy if this is a fungus or insect. I first noticed these after a large water leak in the house that also leaked into the yard. I've never seen these until the leak and also found some attached to my china that was stored in a cabinet above the leak. I have serached everywhere to find out what this is and would appreciate any help. Our house did have mold and fungus due to the leak but these growths continue to pop up and I'm concerned it is a health hazard to my family.