Can Colloidal Silver Kill Toxic Mold?

Woman removes mold from a wall - Can Colloidal Silver Kill Toxic Mold?While no clinical studies have been conducted to see if spraying colloidal silver on the mold common to homes would effectively kill such mold, a number of studies centered around adding silver nanoparticles to building materials indicate it most certainly would.

Here’s what you need to know…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

Mold infections in humans are growing more and more prevalent. And so are the lawsuits from people who had to suffer through severe medical problems due to long-term infections from mold contamination in their homes, offices or other buildings.

Indeed, over $3 billion has been paid out by U.S. insurers, in one recent year alone. And in any particular year, there often as many as 10,000 mold-related lawsuits pending in U.S. state courts.

Mold is Everywhere

According to the CDC,

“There is always some mold everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces. Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years. Mold grows where there is moisture.”

Indeed, according to the website, there are as many as 300,000 different species of mold. And it’s ubiquitous, meaning, you can find it everywhere. For example, mold spores are one of the most common components in household and workplace dust.

But as Wikipedia notes, “When mold spores are present in abnormally high quantities, they can present especially hazardous health risks to humans after prolonged exposure, including allergic reactions or poisoning by mycotoxins, or causing fungal infection.”

Symptoms of Mold Infection or Exposure

According to Dr. Axe, there are several common symptoms of mold infection in humans. These include:

  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fever
  • Eye irritation
  • Sinus irritation
  • Sneezing
  • Rashes
  • Irritation to the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and throat
  • Chronic coughing
  • Shortness of breath

Dr. Axe goes on to say:

“Black mold symptoms are even worse if the black mold exposure is severe, has lasted for a long time or if the individual has a mold allergy. Symptoms could include nausea, vomiting, cognitive dysfunction (memory loss), immune system dysfunction, as well as bleeding in the nose and lungs. Studies have also linked household mold exposure to depression.”

Other experts have linked mold infections to increased incidences of asthma and other serious lung and breathing conditions.

And, of course, systemic mold infections are common in people with impaired immune systems, such as those who have HIV/AIDS, or who are taking immunosuppressant medication.

Does Colloidal Silver Kill Mold?

Mold Definition from Wikipedia

Mold is just another term for the many varieties of multi-celled fungi, which are also called filamentous fungi because of the long, multi-celled filaments that characterize them.

(Single-celled fungi are called yeasts. And other fungi, such as Candida, are dimorphic, meaning they can be composed of both individual fungal cells and of filamentous cells.)

Numerous studies have found silver to be highly effective against various kinds of mold/fungi, including those that infect humans, and those that infect plants.

The following articles and studies document silver’s powerful anti-fungal (i.e., anti-mold) properties:

In this YouTube video demonstration, an individual calling himself “Jay BEE” took a coffee cup he’d left out in his garage that he found mold growing in, and added some colloidal silver to see if it would kill the mold. He found that just a small amount of colloidal silver added to the mold-infested coffee completely eradicated the mold.

Here are the very short one-minute videos, so you can see for yourself:

If you watched the videos, you know that it only took a very small amount of colloidal silver to obliterate the mold in that coffee cup.

Will Spraying Colloidal Silver On
the Mold Growing in Your Home Help?

While no clinical studies have been conducted to see if spraying colloidal silver on the mold common to homes would effectively kill such mold, a number of studies centered around adding silver nanoparticles to building materials indicate it most certainly would.

For example:

In one clinical study, titled “Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticles Toxicity against Toxic Black Mold Stachybotrys chartarum,” researchers concluded that the application of silver nanoparticles to building materials and walls “could effectively protect indoor environments from mold development.”

The researchers continued by saying:

“Silver nanoparticles attach to the cell membrane and penetrate the fungi. This produces a site with little molecular weight in center of fungi.

Then the silver nanoparticles attach to respiratory sequence of the fungal cell, and finally cell division stops which lead to cell death.

Silver nanoparticles also release silver ions in fungal cells, which increases the antifungal function.”

Finally, the researchers concluded by saying:

“Silver nanoparticles can be used effectively in the control of S. chartarum [the black mold fungus – ED].

Current results support the hypothesis that silver nanoparticles are suitable for formulating new types of fungicidal materials.

Their application to building materials could effectively protect indoor environments from mold development.”

In another study, titled “Antifungal Properties of Silver Nanoparticles Against Indoor Mould Growth,” researchers studied using silver against six different forms of indoor mold/fungi. They began their study as follows:

“The presence of moulds in indoor environments causes serious diseases and acute or chronic toxicological syndromes.

In order to inhibit or prevent the growth of microorganisms on building materials, the disruption of their vital processes or the reduction of reproduction is required.

The development of novel techniques that impair the growth of microorganisms on building materials is usually based on silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). It makes them an alternative to other biocides.

AgNPs have proven antibacterial activity and became promising in relation to fungi.”

The researchers then went on to state:

“It was found that the presence of AgNPs [i.e., silver nanoparticles] in concentrations of 30-200mg/l [i.e., 30-200 ppm] significantly decreased the growth of fungi.

…strong changes in mold’s morphology and color were observed after administration of silver nanoparticles.

These experiments have demonstrated the antifungal properties of silver nanoparticles against common indoor mould species.

Their application to building materials could effectively protect indoor environments from mould development.”

In other words, based on the results of their study, the researchers are recommending the use of silver nanoparticles in building materials in order to help prevent the growth of mold/fungus in homes, offices, apartments and more.

In another clinical study, this one titled “Building Materials with Antifungal Efficacy Enriched with Silver Nanoparticles,” researchers discovered that household paint enhanced with silver nanoparticles made walls virtually impervious to the growth of household mold/fungus. They wrote:

“Penicillium spp is the most frequently isolated fungus from infected internal building environments. In research conducted in archives and museums, it was found that these fungi dominated among isolated populations found on the walls and furniture (86.0-99.9%).

The most commonly isolated fungi were as follows: Alternaria spp (such as Alternaria alternata), Aspergillus spp (e.g. Aspergillus versicolor), Cladosporium spp (e.g. Cladosporium herbarum), Penicillium spp (e.g. Pennicillium carneum) and Rhizopus Nigricans.

Silicone paint with either a 2% or 3% silver nanoparticle content was characterized by very good efficacy of protection (grade 2), exceeding that of silicone paint with ACTICIDE® MBS biocide (grade 3).

The most satisfactory results were noted for plaster silicone with 1% silver nanoparticles, for plaster silicone with ACTICIDE® MBS and for the system with 1% silver nanoparticles and 0.1% ACTICIDE® EPW, whose evaluations were, respectively: 1, 0, and 0.

The present study demonstrated the effectiveness of silver nanoparticles at a concentration of 1-3%, corresponding to 5-15 ppm nanosilver.

The obtained protection matched or exceeded the results achieved by applying active fungicidal substances as biocides.

The use of silver nanoparticles at a concentration of 2% or 3% in the silicone paint is particularly noteworthy, because the efficiency of its use outperformed the known biocide.”

In short, the silver nanoparticles stopped fungal infestation of building materials even better than the use of commercial chemical biocides!

In another clinical study, this one titled “Biosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles to Control Fungal Infections in Indoor Environments,” the researchers also determined that adding silver nanoparticles to indoor house paint significantly reduced the growth of molds and fungus. The researchers concluded:

“The results revealed that the [paint] coating with silver nanoparticles… was the most efficient against fungal biofilm development.”

As you can see from these studies, silver can indeed be an effective natural agent for control of mold/fungal growth in the home.

Using Colloidal Silver for Mold Growth in Your Bathroom

Using Colloidal Silver for Mold Growth in Your Bathroom - Can Colloidal Silver Kill Toxic Mold?

The bathroom is one of the easiest places for mold to grow, because bathrooms are often dimly lit, and you have dark spaces under cabinets or even in shower stalls. Plus there’s moisture and warmth – all three (darkness, warmth and moisture) being necessary for mold to grow.

That’s why I occasionally do “mold inspections” of our bathrooms, looking inside shower stalls, under bathroom cabinets, inside medicine cabinets, behind toilets and around baseboards.

Whenever I see mold in the bathroom, the first thing I do is spray it with colloidal silver and then leave it alone for a day, allowing the silver to air dry, and to kill off the mold and stop it from producing spores.

Then I use warm water and soap with a little added vinegar, plus a cleaning rag or scrub brush, to scrub away the dead mold from the area. (If it’s pretty bad, I also wear one of those little white face masks to make sure I don’t breathe in any mold spores that have yet to be killed off.)

Then, once the area is spotless clean and dry, I very lightly spray that same area again with colloidal silver, once again allowing it to air dry, in order to help stop mold from growing back in that same spot.

That’s it. My wife and I virtually never find mold growing in our bathrooms. But when we do, the colloidal silver trick takes care of it every time.

And as one person posted under a YouTube video on colloidal silver:

“I had some mold growing on the walls in my house due to humidity. I tested colloidal silver on it and I can literally see the mold disappearing before my eyes. Its kinda crazy, I had hoped it would work but I didn’t expect this kind of immediate result!”

That’s pretty much been my experience with colloidal silver, as well, when using it against mold in the home.

Mold Inside of the Walls of Your Home

For minor cases of mold growth inside the walls of your home, or in the attic or ceilings, the same trick I mentioned above for bathroom mold should work well.

As the Mold Blogger website states, in an article titled Preventing and Treating Mold Naturally, “Some people have successfully used colloidal silver to kill mold. Apply directly to the mold and allow it to dry completely.”

But if the mold exposure is extensive, you might need to hire a professional to deal with eradicating it. The EPA recommends that any mold problem larger than 10 square feet be examined by an expert in mold treatment.

That’s because mold can actually penetrate and eat into the wood frame of the home, where colloidal silver wouldn’t necessarily be able to get to the mold. It can also infest the waferboard, particle board or even the drywall inside your walls. (As one mold expert put it, “Mold eats drywall for dessert.”)

In such a case, you’d have to find a local specialist to rid your home of the mold. But in milder cases, mold remediation is apparently something you can do yourself.

According to an article on the Family Handy Man website, titled “How to Remove Mold,” applying a mixture of bleach and water to the affected area often works. They write:

“Scrub the surface mold stains from walls and wood trim with a mixture of 1 qt. water and 1/2 cup bleach mold cleaner to kill the mold.

Use a soft brush and work until signs of the mold disappear.

After scrubbing the surfaces, simply allow the bleach solution to continue to penetrate the surfaces and dry.”

The article goes on to say that in stubborn or extensive cases of mold growth in the home, special precautions might have to be taken if you choose to do the mold clean-up yourself. They write:

“If you have to remove mold concentrations or perform any black mold removal covering more than a few square feet, where the musty odor is strong or where you find extensive water damage, we recommend that you take special precautions.

You want to not only avoid contaminating the rest of the house but also protect yourself from breathing high concentrations of spores and VOCs.

  • Wear old clothes and shoes that you can launder or throw away after the cleanup work.
  • Wear special N-95 or P-100 respirators, in addition to goggles and gloves.
  • Set an old box fan or a cheap new one in a window to ventilate the room while working. Throw it out when you’re done cleaning, because the spores are almost impossible to clean off. Tape plywood or cardboard around the window openings so the spores can’t blow back in.
  • Wrap and tape moldy carpeting in 6-mil plastic, and double-bag mold-infested debris in garbage bags for disposal.
  • To control airborne spores, moisten moldy areas with a garden sprayer while you work.
  • Turn off your furnace and air conditioner and cover ducts and doors to contain spores.
  • Keep your wet/dry vacuum outside when you vacuum.”

The rest of that article can be found here, including pictures of mold remediation in a home, with tips for cleanup and repair.

There are also a lot of YouTube videos (such as this one, this one and this one) demonstrating safe and effective ways to remove mold growth from your home.

I would add to these precautions that directly after attempting a mold clean-up yourself, you might want to consider spraying some colloidal silver into your sinuses several times throughout the course of the day, and/or inhaling into your lungs some atomized colloidal silver through a medical nebulizer – this, in order to help stop mold spores from colonizing your sinuses or lungs and starting an infection.

As you can see, colloidal silver can be a very valuable tool in dealing with mold infections. And it can be used quickly and effectively to help get rid of mild-to-moderate cases of mold growth within the home.

Where to Find Colloidal Silver

If you’re brand new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America.

It’s also available on Amazon and numerous other websites.

But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because colloidal silver works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, it has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.

The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.)

Yet because that small amount of silver is all it takes to decimate so many different kinds of infections, the manufacturers mark it up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.

What’s more, manufacturers promoting the latest faddish colloidal silver product often charge far more per bottle – sometimes $35 to $50 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.

And people are more than willing to pay through the nose for these commercial colloidal silver products at health food stores because colloidal silver does indeed heal infections and prevent the spread of germs and disease faster and better than any other natural supplement on the planet!

So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:

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Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
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