One of the biggest factors in mold survival is the amount of moisture in the air, as it can – and will – grow anywhere and on any substance that moisture is present.

But did you know that, as well as causing mold, excess moisture in the house can also contaminate the real air, too? Just think of the cold, often moldy smell that accompanies it. And according to the Global Action Plan – the organizers behind Air Day – mold in the home is a source of air pollution itself. Yet the relationship is actually more complex, as if mold is present, toxic particles will emanate and infiltrate the air we breathe – not to mention the fact that it itself causes wet water vapor, which promotes microbial growth, which leads even more mold in an ongoing vicious circle. Thus, this two-way relationship emphasizes the importance – both for the cleanliness of the air and the tangible, real things around it – of controlling the level of humidity.

Monitoring humidity levels in the home, therefore, is extremely important, and most experts believe that sinning in lower excess of the recommended 40-60% support will help prevent mold buildup – thus keeping the air clean, too.

But there are many other things you can – and should – do to reduce mold growth and – by extension – keep the air around you cleaned. You can breathe one (toxin-free!) Sigh of relief, as we did the work for you:


Fast, easy and – most importantly – free, keeping your windows open everywhere and whenever possible will ensure a good dose of air circulation – vital to keep things clean. Do not neglect where your dryer is depleting moisture – that is – if it uses a recirculation fan, namely not taking moisture outside, this is a problem.

The extractor fan

Gas stoves and cooking pollutants in the kitchen as well as aerosols and scented products in the bathroom are responsible for these rooms being high toxin areas, so the use of exhaust fans to ensure the air is regularly cleaned.


Ensuring that all surfaces are regularly cleaned and dusted – especially on the walls of bathrooms and kitchens, which are the key places that feed on mold offshore, is also a must. Using a non-toxic method, such as steam, is environmentally friendly, too. Is also regularly vacuum important because it helps to reduce the small suspended particles that can otherwise get into your lungs. It goes without saying, but making sure you clean up any spills is immediately a must, while removing stains from your carpet quickly and effectively is also important.
Every interior space should have one because it is the perfect weapon against excessive moisture, which could lead to the detachment of black ceilings and paint and wallpaper, not to mention the fact that it will help protect your personal belongings and keep your food fresher. longer too. Most air purifiers retain mold spores in a filter, but you can even go one step further and choose a unit that kills the mold completely, eliminating any risk of growth on the filter. Not all dehumidifiers are as good as each other, so choose your model carefully before investing and make sure it’s always clean and in good condition. Drain the water collectors regularly to prevent excess steam from contributing to the moisture problem.


Beyond beauty, indoor plants – especially leafy greens – are essential for removing air pollutants and thus purifying the air. According to indoor air experts, studies have even shown them that they need to increase their productivity and increase their job satisfaction, so it is certain that you need to look at your work!

According to the people behind Clean Air Day, we spend 90% of our time indoors. Isn’t it time to make sure we’re breathing in the right things (and fighting mold at the same time)?