Millions of people are exposed to toxic mold every single day by touch, breathing or ingestion—and they don’t even know it. Mold is silent, shifting and threatens our well-being. It can grow behind walls, below floors and even makes a home in our food. What you might not realize is, mold can make you very sick and in some cases, even be deadly.
Some molds release poisonous, invisible chemicals known as mycotoxins that are difficult, but not impossible, to kill. These mycotoxins will make their home all around your environment, contaminating everything you own from furniture to your clothes.
Molds have the ability to produce various symptoms, such as skin rashes, respiratory distress, various types of inflammation, cognitive issues, neurological symptoms, and immune suppression. The most common symptoms associated with mold exposure are allergic rhinitis and new onset asthma.
If you have a mold problem in your home you are probably suffering several of the symptoms of mold. In fact many people suffer symptoms from mold and don’t even realize it, instead assuming their symptoms are from hay fever or a cold.
21 Early Warning Sign Of Mold toxicity
-GI problems/food sensitivities
-Numbness and tingling
-Nasal and sinus congestion
-Dyspnea (breathing difficulty)
-Sensitivity to light
-Brain Fog/Confusion/Memory loss
-Asthma (or exacerbation of it)
-Upper respiratory tract infections.
4 Home Remedies for Mold Toxicity
Hydrogen Peroxide Mixture
Mix one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide with one cup of water, put in a spray bottle or wet cloth with it and wipe on mold. Let the hydrogen peroxide stay on the surface for ten minutes or so. Wipe off with more hydrogen peroxide then use baking soda mixture to kill any remaining mold and help prevent more from returning.
Soap and Water
Believe it or not, soap and water are effective in removing mold if the growth is not too deep or too severe. All you need to do is scrub the affected area with a strong cleansing soap and water.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an uncommonly known ingredient for removing mold in your home. Tea tree oil has antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antiseptic properties, making it a strong ingredient. As a result, using tea tree oil as a home remedy to remove molds should be done with care. In its pure form, it is toxic if ingested and can cause severe internal damage .
Use vinegar straight from bottle, spray on and scrub or apply with cloth. Use the baking soda mixture (below) to finish the job this helps make sure you get all the mold. It also prevents mold from returning.
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