Regardless of how clean you keep your home, there are still biological contaminants in the air. According to the EPA, biological contaminants are "living organisms or their derivatives," including bacteria, mold, dust mites, mildew, viruses, and animal dander. When you regularly expose yourself to these substances, toxins build up in your body, which can lead to the development of disease.
First, let's talk about mold and mildew. What, exactly, are they?
According to Dr. Edward F. Group III, "Mold is microscopic fungi that proliferate in damp areas." Mold that grows in the bathroom/tub is referred to as mildew. Mold naturally occurs outdoors, and airborne mold spors easily make their way indoors.
Exposure to mold toxins has been connected with nausea, diarrhea, and many respiratory ailments.
Come back tomorrow to learn how to avoid exposure to these types of toxins!
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