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Does Bleach Kill Mould?

Does Bleach Kill Mould?

This week we’re talking about disinfectants and more specifically bleach or sodium hypochlorite. “Does it work, no it doesn’t, look it just feeds the mould, no it doesn’t, yes it does, it makes the mycotoxins worse and simply changes mould from one colour to no colour” Fact or fiction?

We all know, there’s a lot of websites that say conflicting things. Who do you believe? You might even know the answer, maybe you’ve already made up your mind? But wait – what does the science say?

To bring some perspective to the bleach debate, I’m going to take a look at what the National Wrestling Coach Association has to say. Up to 20% of wrestling injuries are caused by skin infections. Tune in to this episode and find out what the martial artists discovered about bacterial transmission and how this leads to improved disinfection methods and best practice for surface decontamination? HINT: contact sports are associated with an increased risk of skin infections, but the conclusions from their research are valuable (and transferrable) to the indoor living environment and similarly, to water-damaged interiors.

Join me tomorrow as I go through this very practical topic since all of us from time to time need to clean up the mould. After all, over 70% of homes test positive for mould and research shows that windowsills are often the most frequently contaminated sites. What are we to do? Reach for the latest kill mould solution from the supermarket or hardware store, reach for the latest ultra-green plant-based carbon credit contributing liquid or test out something simple like vinegar? Which disinfectants are best for porous and non-porous materials? What about essential oils? TEASER ALERT: Clove oil (a hidden secret)…see the graph showing its antibacterial effect.

All these are viable options you might consider when you need to clean the mould away. But, before you begin, I want to shine a spotlight on what the research says so you can make better-informed decisions for your next cleaning task. Stay till the end and I’ll also show you a simple bathroom hack for cleaning grout joints that have gone mouldy?

REFERENCES:

Rogawansamy, S., Gaskin, S., Taylor, M. And Pisaniello, D. (2015). An evaluation of anti fungal agents for the treatment of fungal contamination in indoor air environments. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 12.

Reynolds, K.A., Boone, S., Bright, K.R. and grebe, C.P. (2012). Occurrence of household mould and efficacy of sodium hypochlorite disinfectant. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 9: 663-669.

Schroeder, T., Gaskin, S., Ross, K. And Whiley, H. (2018). Antifungal activity of essential oils against fungi isolated from air. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 23(3): 181-186.

Young, L.M., Motz, V., Market. E.R., Young, S.C. and Beaschler, R.E. (2017). Recommendations for best practices to reduce the spread of infection via wrestling mats. Journal of Athletic Training. 52(2): 82-88.

Kalkanci, A., Eli, M., Fouad, A.A., Yesilyurt, E. And Khalil, I.J. (2015). Assessment of susceptibility of mould isolates towards biocides. Journal of Mycologier Medical. 25: 280-286.

Slaughter, R.J., Watts, M., Vale, A., Grieve, J.R. and Schep, L.J. (2019). The clinical toxicology of sodium hypochlorite. Clinical Toxicology. 57(5):303-311.

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