Mold is a type of fungi that can be found in the air and all around us Naturally, mold breaks down dead materials and can be found on decaying food and plants or growing in soil. Moisture is the key to mold growth, it is attracted to damp, wet spaces- so it’s pretty normal if you would find it in the bathroom!
Effects of Mold on Your Health
Not all mold you may come into contact with is dangerous to your health, however, certain types of household mold can cause problems. Overexposure can affect your health in many different ways; ranging from allergies and respiratory infections to tumor growth and cancer.
If you are exposed to mold on a regular basis because of your job or where you live, then you may have to wear a clinical mask to help filter the air you are taking in regularly. Even if you aren’t being overexposed to mold on a regular basis, they can still be toxic to your health.
Below is a recipe that will get rid of that non-toxic household mold (the kind that doesn’t spread mycotoxins) effectively and naturally. What’s the secret ingredient? Tea tree oil! Try this easy homemade remedy below!
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How to Spot Household Mold
If you see dark green/ black colored mold growing in your house- don’t panic! Not all black mold is poisonous to your health, to determine whether it is the more dangerous variety you will need a professional. There are also testing kits that you can order online or buy from most hardware stores; some sample the air and others sample surfaces, however, you should only use kits that are shipped to a lab to be tested.
What Will You Need?
- 2 Teaspoons of Tea Tree Oil
- 2 Cups of water
- A cotton Cloth
- An empty spray bottle
- Pour the two teaspoons of tea tree oil and two cups of water into the empty spray bottle, put the lid back on and shake.
- Spray the solution over any mold affected areas in the house and leave to settle for a few hours.
- Using the cotton cloth go around the sprayed areas and dry very thoroughly! (Some people who use this method have reported better success by allowing the application air-dry completely rather than towel drying, and then repeating the step 2-3 times).
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