BLEACH MOLD MYTH EXPOSED!
Here is why Bleach doesn't work to kill the mold!!!
Why not? Because it is not effective at killing mold.
Chlorine Bleach (sodium hypochlorite 6%) does not kill mold. Why?
Chlorine Bleach is NOT a registered EPA mold killing product.
- Mold's (root structures) actually grow into wood and drywall like roots.
The root structures are not killed by bleach because bleach's ion structure
prevents chlorine from penetrating into porous materials such as dry wall and wood.
It stays on the outside surface, whereas mold has protected enzyme roots growing
inside the porous construction materials.
- When you spray porous surface molds with bleach, the water part of the solution soaks
into the wood while the bleach chemical sits atop the surface, gasses off, and thus only
partially kills the surface layer of mold while the water penetration of the building
materials fosters further mold growth.
- Chlorine bleach causes long term breakdown of wood products like studs, sheathing,
plywood, OSB, and other building materials over time.
You can verify this yourself when you are unable to find an EPA registration
number for killing mold on the label of any brand of chlorine bleach.
TOP 10 REASONS NOT TO USE BLEACH TO CLEAN MOLD
- Chlorine Bleach does not kill mold, it BLEACHES and takes away the color of the mold.
- Chlorine Bleach was not designed to kill mold, and has never been sold or EPA registered to do so.
- There are no professional, certified mold remediators who use bleach for killing mold.
- Chlorine Bleach cannot penetrate into mold's tiny hyphae (roots), but the water part of the formula will,
thus fostering more, even stronger mold growth.
- Chlorine Bleach is a very destructive chemical. Chlorine is a key component of DIOXIN. One of the earliest findings of dioxin's toxicity in animals was that it caused birth defects in mice at very low levels. This finding led to dioxin being characterized as "one of the most potent teratogenic environmental agents". The first evidence that dioxin causes cancer came from several animal studies completed in the late 1970's. The most important of these, published in 1978 by a team of scientists from Dow Chemical Company, led by Richard Kociba, found liver cancer in rats exposed to very low levels of dioxin. This study helped establish dioxin as one of the most potent animal carcinogens ever tested and, together with the finding of birth defects in mice, led to the general statement that dioxin is the "most toxic synthetic chemical known to man."
- Chlorine Bleach literally eats away at the surfaces it's applied to.
- Chlorine begins to break down quite quickly and consistently after Bleach is manufactured, so within
a short period of time (2 to 3 months), whatever minute mold cleaning abilities the product had are
dwindled away as it waits to be shipped to stores and purchased.
- Chlorine Bleach's off gassing is hazardous to all flora and fauna.
- Mixing chlorine bleach with any other chemicals can produce extremely toxic vapors.
- Chlorine Bleach is generally considered unsafe for use in cleaning mold.
University Study Discovers Bleach is Ineffective
at Killing Mold on Wood and Other Porous Surfaces
"While bleach is often recommended for remediation of surface mold on wood and other porous surfaces,
our [university research study] study results illustrate that the treatment does not eliminate the
surface micro flora," is the conclusion of the Oregon State University study of the effects of chlorine
bleach on mold growth on Douglas fir wood [an important timber crop in the state of Oregon].
The research study was conducted by Professor Jeffrey Morrell, Dept. of Wood Science,
Oregon State University, as assisted by Adam Taylor [graduate research assistant] and
Camille Freitag [Senior Research Associate], as published in
Forest Products Journal, 54:4, 2004.
Thieves™ Oil Blend for Mold
Thieves™ Oil Blend was created from research about a group of 15th-century thieves who rubbed oils on themselves
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When apprehended, these thieves disclosed the formula of herbs, spices, and oils they used to protect
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This blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils was tested at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in 1997
the studies showed the anti-bacterial effectiveness of the Thieves blend against airborne microorganisms.
One analysis showed a 90 percent reduction in the number of gram positive Micrococcus luteus organisms
after diffusing Thieves for 12 minutes. Then after diffusing Thieves for a total of 20 minutes, there was a
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