With the recent weather conditions in South East Queensland we have been seeing more patients than ever suffering with toxic effects from exposure to mould. With an estimated 40% of Australian residential buildings constructed in the last 15 years being affected by condensation, leading to mould growth, this is a concerning issue. However, mould does not affect everyone equally, while many families are exposed to mould, I am finding that some family members are experiencing a significant impact on their health.
Firstly, mould is extremely dangerous to anyone with a compromised immune system, patients with existing allergies, to infants and the elderly, affecting the body in a similar way as viruses do.
Mould can contribute to effect/ exacerbate:
• Nervous system function
• Compromising mitochondrial health
• Skin rashes
• Itchy eyes
• Shortness of breath
• Weakened Immune system
• Hormone imbalances
Moulds reproduce by tiny spores, frequently invisible to the naked eye, which float through outdoor and indoor air. There are many different types of mould, but none of them will grow without a source of moisture. I have found a lot of patients residing in newer homes are also experiencing the appearing of black mould on their walls. It can pop up in any parts of the home where water accumulates and dampness exists.
Remember always: Prevention is best. Ensure the air in your home flows freely. Use exhaust fans home in the kitchen and bathroom. Check and fix any leaks in your home’s roof and walls so mould does not have moisture to grow. Clean up and dry out your home immediately after a flood, as well as removing carpets and upholstery that have been wet and cannot be dried within 48 hours.
Bianca’s Natural home remedy:
*safe to use in your family home and even with your pets.
Baking soda is a natural disinfectant with a pH 8 which is way to alkalising for mould to thrive. It can also deodorise the odour of mould and kill the mould spores. Simply add 1 teaspoon baking soda to 2 cups of water plus 10 drops of tea tree oil. Pour into a spray bottle and spray wherever is required.
For testing IgE moulds panel: This allergy test evaluates serum IgE levels specific to common moulds. This is an ideal allergy test for patients with suspected environmental issues. The allergic IgE response is comprised of not only an immediate event, but in many cases a late event as well.
At Life Synergy we can help you get on top of mould related illness by supporting your immune system in conjunction with any detoxification processes individually required.