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Facts About Black Mould and Fungal Sinusitis

Uncategorized Aug 09, 2020
Black mould is a common term used to describe home infestations with mould. It’s use is linked with an expectation of toxicity. In this weeks livestream, I report on the first case of Black mould sinusitis and how this was linked with immunocompromised status. Did you know that 17% of insurance claims at a major Australian insurer were water damage related? Did you know that in the USA, approximately 3.6% of the population are immunocompromised? Do you see a pattern here? Damp housing + immune compromise = opportunity for Black mould and other moulds to become BIG problems! Learn more on this livestream or watch later or listen to the podcast later.


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