Mold Remediation: Fact
Mold remediation can consist merely of
spraying a weak solution of chlorine bleach plus or minus a surfactant
onto mold-infected surfaces.
Mold is not harmful to humans despite all the hype UNLESS you inhale
large amounts of it or eat it. The spores of the mold may have toxins in
them but the spores do not remain airborne. They are so heavy that they
fall directly to the ground. It is very unlikely that "sick
building syndrome" has anything to do with "toxic black mold."
1. Wear a good mask and gloves when
handling mold-infested material.
2. Eliminate mold yourself by
spraying a dilute solution of chlorine bleach with or without a
surfactant (Jomax) onto the surface. By using the surfactant, you can
use a weaker solution of bleach which is less toxic to you.
3. Make sure the room is well
ventilated while you apply the bleach - this is critical. Bleach is more
toxic than the mold itself.
How can I be sure of this information?
1. I am an Infectious Diseases subspecialist, and I heard an excellent
presentation on this matter by two top scientists at LSU before Katrina.
2. I eliminated the mold from my flooded house using the steps above.
There is another newer option using a tent and chlorine gas on your
home. This is effective but very expensive ($10,000 or more.)
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