The Mould Show

The Mould Show
This podcast will help you take control of your indoor air quality at home or at the office. Learn how to reduce your exposure to mould toxins especially after water damage as well as minimise harm caused by other environmental pollutants. Your host, …

Facts About Black Mould and Fungal Sinusitis
Aug 9 • 26 min
Black mould is a common term used to describe home infestations with mould. Its use is linked with an expectation of toxicity. In this week’s Livestream, I report on the first case of Black mould sinusitis and how this was linked with immunocompromised…
COVID-19 & Facemasks: Some Stats, Facts, and Data You Need To Know
Jul 28 • 41 min
We hear so much about masks and how they’ll now help stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but their use is not without controversy. I’m doing a livestream on this important topic today. Expect to hear ***NEW*** information and facts. Learn why they…
Could Iodine Nasal & Oral Antiseptics Help Protect You Against SARS-CoV-2?
Jul 20 • 19 min
Can Mould Cause Depression?
Jul 15 • 40 min
Find out if mould is making you unhappy, anxious or depressed?
The Ugly Truth About Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Dampness and Mould
Jul 11 • 26 min
This week I want to discuss something called: Dampness and mould hypersensitivity syndrome (DMHS) and how this is related to exposure to the indoor air dampness microbiota (DM). There have been two papers published in the last 6 months that demonstrate…
Sentinel Environmental Screening for Coronavirus
Jul 6 • 24 min
New research from the US military shows that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can remain stable on the skin for 14-days. The higher the temperature, the lower the recovery. Therefore, the colder the environment, the longer the coronavirus persists on surfaces like…
Environmental Monitoring of Surfaces for a COVID-Safe Workplace
Jun 26 • 33 min
As Australia re-opens, some States like Victoria are experiencing a resurgence in case numbers. Was it the protests, is it the returning travellers, is it the asymptomatic spread, is it the super-spreaders? All valid questions, without clear…
Asthma and the Older Cohort
Jun 22 • 30 min
Have you ever wondered if some factors make asthma worse in older adults? Find out what are the Top 7 reasons why asthma can be made worse indoors. Once you know what they are, you can do something about limiting risk. I also want to look at the…
What to do if you find mould in your new home during construction?
Jun 13 • 17 min
It could happen if there’s been a lot of rain, a delay in the building process, or if timber has sat out in the elements for too long before being covered? Mould, mould and more mould…what do you do if you find this? Well - this episode will cover…
5 Fungal threats you might have missed due to COVID-19
Jun 6 • 29 min
With all the attention at the moment focussing on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the rest of microbiology has taken somewhat of a backseat. While the COVID pandemic has restricted behaviour and led to 6.4M cases and 383,000 deaths, the number of illnesses and…
3 New Facts About COVID Fomites You Need To Know
May 29 • 30 min
The CDC changed their website and the twittersphere went into a panic, since there was a presumed change about surface contamination. Find out how fomite transmission in a hospital proved the point about surface risks. Also, we take a look at how…
How to validate cleaning using your phone for a COVID safe workplace
May 20 • 15 min
Let me show you how you can quickly and inexpensively turn your mobile phone into as device that can ‘see’ in ultraviolet. Being able to see in UV is useful if you want to double check that your cleaners have done a good job. Did you know that you…
The COVID safe workplace and how to validate cleaning at your business
May 15 • 20 min
Australian businesses are soon to begin reopening. The threat from SARS-CoV-2 is not behind us even with lowered numbers of cases across the country. We still need to careful - and the role of deep disinfection cleaning is more important than ever. When…
COVID Toes, loss of smell and preview of our survey results on COVID-safe workplaces
May 8 • 23 min
The way humans behave is central to the ways in which SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted. Whether it’s a cough or a sneeze or touching something that’s then handled by someone else, we need to change behaviour (and quickly) to minimize transmission in the…
Preparing for a COVID-safe workplace and environmental surface testing for SARS-CoV-2
May 1 • 31 min
Social easing restrictions will eventually happen - but what does the research say? In today’s episode we’ll be reviewing what the literature says about direct and non-contact forms of virus transmission. I’ve just published a review paper on…
Pollution increases the risk for mould allergy and COVID-19 infections
Apr 22 • 37 min
Have you ever wondered how the air we breathe can cause respiratory irritation? What is in that haze or smog that sometimes blankets urban cities? Sure, it probably contains chemicals and maybe even smoke - but there’s a lot more to it than just a…
What does a mould level greater than 1000 CFU mean for your health?
Apr 16 • 40 min
The WHO in their seminal work from 2009 talk about 500 CFU - or colony forming units per cubic mere of air but what does that mean? Reading that document suggests that levels less than 500 mean the building is not water damaged - especially if you live…
Coronavirus in cats - Evidence of infected cat populations in Wuhan
Apr 5 • 19 min
Could pet cats be a reservoir of SARS-CoV-2? This video reviews the 2 main published studies showing that this is in fact happening. The data shows that pet cats in Wuhan, China can be infected by pet owners who themselves have contracted COVID-19….
Can my pet get COVID-19?
Apr 2 • 26 min
This week we’re taking a mould holiday and instead focussing on a very serious contemporary health crisis. Today, I want to review what we know about SARS-CoV-2 and virus transmission in pets. There has been some disturbing new stories about this…
How Long Can COVID-19 Survive On Surfaces?
Mar 26 • 40 min
How Long Can COVID-19 Survive On Surfaces?If I touch that surface or object could I get sick from COVID-19? That’s the aim of this podcast to review what we know about airborne and surface transmission. COVID-19 is a virus, so it’s technically not…
Fungal Growth in Carpets - How Serious is Carpet Mould?
Mar 18 • 35 min
On this week’s livestream I’m going to cover the topic of microbial contamination in carpet. In Australia, with over 17% of insurance claims being water-related, the probability of your carpet becoming water-damaged and mould-affected at some stage is…
Microbiological Literacy & COVID-19 Awareness
Mar 11 • 38 min
Now that the WHO has informed us all that the virus is now a Pandemic. This week’s show will suspend our discussion on mould issues to bring you some important information on the COVID-19 virus. This week we’ll be covering microbiological literacy,…
Mitochondria and Mould: What You Need To Know. Part 1
Mar 5 • 24 min
This term “mitochondrial dysfunction” is increasingly being talked about in regard to detoxification. What is it? What does it mean? Where are the mitochondria and how are they linked to mould exposure? This week’s episode is going to cover this…
Hotel Room Mould! I Need To Complain - What Are My Options?
Feb 27 • 34 min
Imagine you and your family have planned a trip of a lifetime. You finally get to your destination and discover that your supposedly luxurious hotel room is dirty and has mould. What do you do? Do you immediately write a bad review - potentially…
How To Use Saunas For Mould Detoxification - Part 3
Feb 19 • 45 min
How To Detox From Mould Using Sauna Bathing - Part 2
Feb 12 • 36 min
Find out how sauna and exercise and nutritional supplements have been used to help people who suffer from an environmental illness termed Gulf War Illness. This builds on what we know about the potential benefits of sauna for both firefighters and…
Mould Detox Using Saunas - Part 1
Feb 5 • 22 min
Find out if ‘sweating it out in the sauna’ can really help you with mould detoxification?
Back To School Moisture Damage & Your Child’s Health
Jan 29 • 32 min
Is your child getting sick at School - could it be the buildings?
Can A Questionnaire On Mould Help Explain Health Risks?
Jan 22 • 36 min
Can a fill in the blank survey really help you make decisions about mould health risk?
How The Air Quality Index Can Be Used To Measure Bushfire Smoke
Jan 15 • 27 min
Bushfire smoke and what the air quality index means for your health
Top 10 Toxic Mould Social Networks on Facebook
Jan 12 • 23 min
Which Facebook Groups should you join to learn more about mould and biotoxin exposure?
Visual Contrast Sensitivity - What Is It and Can You Use It For Mould Exposure?
Jan 5 • 24 min
Find out how a simple online eye test can reveal if you’ve been exposed to mould and other environmental toxins?
Your Mould Questions Answered
Dec 22, 2019 • 35 min
11 Common questions about mould in your home answered
What Is Christmas Tree Syndrome?
Dec 18, 2019 • 25 min
And on the 4th day of Christmas my Christmas Tree made me sneeze…is this fact or fiction?
Oil of Cloves Expert Interview
Dec 18, 2019 • 48 min
Do essential oils really work for mould control - find out about oil of cloves and its uses?
Public Housing Mould Nightmare
Dec 16, 2019 • 43 min
With housing affordability getting worse and worse there are some 800,000 people who are accessing Public and Community Housing. Often these people who are renting from the Government or from service providers into this subsidised sector are on low…
Mould Testing With Spore Traps: How To Measure Your Indoor Air Quality
Dec 15, 2019 • 24 min
Why spore traps must be used for indoor air quality assessments for mould
What Is Bio-Tape & How To Use It?
Dec 15, 2019 • 21 min
How to test surfaces for hidden or obvious mould using bio-tape
What Mould Remediation Standards Are Available?
Dec 15, 2019 • 12 min
Top 5 official documents you need to know about before anyone does any mould remediation work
Can Mould Grow On Or In Bricks & Concrete?
Dec 12, 2019 • 13 min
Find out about the hidden microbial world that can grow on and inside bricks and concrete
Introduction to The Mould Show and How Mould Fits Into the Triad of Disease, Illness, and Sickness
Dec 12, 2019 • 14 min
Find out how mould could be making you sick and what to do about it.
Breathing in mould spores causes anxiety, memory deficits and increases pain perception
Nov 27, 2019 • 29 min
Sickness behaviour following mould exposure has finally been validated. It turns out that anxiety, memory deficits and pain thresholds are all switched on by BOTH toxic and non-toxic mould. The research shows that mould spores and mould cell wall…
Does Bleach Kill Mould?
Nov 14, 2019 • 33 min
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…