The poison hiding in your home
Are you secretly being POISONED?
I know that sounds paranoid… possibly even insane.
But it could be happening to you, right now — and you won’t even know it!
This isn’t the kind of poison you see in the movies, where one sip of a spiked drink can make you sick. But odds are, there are some hidden toxins around your home — and the latest research shows one of them could be in the very air you breathe.
And it starts in your wallpaper.
Yes, your wallpaper.
A new study finds that the mold that can grow around wallpaper can contain mycotoxins, a byproduct of fungi that can make you sick.
But they don’t stay there on the wallpaper.
Fungi like to spread via tiny microscopic spores that break free, float away, and land somewhere else — or get inhaled — where they can form a new colony, with those mycotoxins in tow.
The new study finds that the mycotoxins can hitch a ride on those spores and float off together — so, when you inhale them, you’re getting a double dose of BOTH fungus and mycotoxins.
In many cases, inhaling them won’t make you sick right away.
But over the long term, they can wear you down and make you ill, causing chronic infection and illness that your own doctor might struggle to explain.
The new study finds these fungus-riding mycotoxins could even play a key role in “sick building syndrome,” or buildings with so many hidden toxins that the people who live or work in them become ill.
So, what can you do to stop your own home from becoming a sick building?
- Give it a top-to-bottom cleaning regularly to eliminate as many toxins and pollutants as possible. Be sure to wear a dust mask while you do so.
- If your wallpaper is looking a little ragged, it might be time for more than just a cleaning. So, get it replaced.
- Buy a quality air purifier with a HEPA filter that can be cleaned or replaced.
- Watch for the dark patches around your home that indicate mold. This fungus can grow almost anywhere, so look closely at the walls, including corners and ceilings (and, as the new study shows, examine your wallpaper carefully).
Be sure to check around windows as well as in basements, attics, and bathrooms.
If you see any signs of mold or other growths, don’t mess around. Get them cleaned up, even if that means having to spring for some professional help.