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What Can Danish Nurses Tell Us About Heart Health & Air Pollution?

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2021

Hi there. My name is Dr. Cameron Jones and I'm an environmental microbiologist and public health scientist.

And this week, we are talking about something that could potentially affect all of us. And the concept for this week's live stream is actually a colleague of mine who sent me an email telling me about a paper that he had just had published. And I thought that this is an absolutely fantastic publication that I want to draw all of my listeners and viewers' attention to. And the topic is, What Can Danish Nurses Tell Us About Heart Health and Air Pollution? And no, I'm not making a joke or focusing on a particular group of people for your amusement. This is a very serious piece of research and it is focusing on a large group of people and it has some significant implications for our heart health. And that's why I want to bring this to your attention.

So before I jump in and dive into some of the key research conclusions and how you can take advantage of this information in your...

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Tips about Lactoferrin and COVID-19 you need to know

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2021
Many high-income countries including Australia have been playing vaccine roulette with our public health. Lockdowns and personal restrictions have been applied while institutions wait for the vaccine effect to kick in. I’m not here to question the principle of immunization that prevents disease transmission and infection which in many areas of application is effective. BUT...The problem is that the majority narrative for vaccine safety has not adequately looked at complementary strategies like other treatments, strengthening the health system, non-pharmaceutical prevention, promotion of safe infection control practices and perhaps above all, a healthy lifestyle. This talk will look at another complementary strategy and is a follow-on from my OpEd paper and talk on the potential benefits of nicotine against COVID infection. A comment on this video suggested I should make a video on some outstanding University of Michigan research just published at the end of August 2021. I was...
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Foot fungus - this is what professionals do

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2021

Here are my rough notes on the way to being interviewed about microbial skin infections and how the clothes we wear are involved.

Superficial fungal infections are extremely common, with a worldwide prevalence of between 20 and 25%. Fungal foot and skin infections are also extremely common and affect healthy people as well as those with weakened immune systems, like asthma, underlying disease or cystic fibrosis. Treatable skin infections affect 1-2 Billion according to studies. This is due to the moist, warm, and often humid spaces inside shoes and socks, which contributes to infection and reinfection.

Problems with socks and shoes have been known since 1924 which was one of the earliest papers I could find about infected shoes. Shoes and the linings of shoes, contribute to pathogenic organisms on the feet.

And back then, the recommendation was to change socks daily or add zinc oxide powder.

If we fast forward to now. We have a range of different sanitization methods to deal with...

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Bedroom Germs and Your Bed Linen

Uncategorized Aug 06, 2021

Hi there. Thanks for joining me this week on The Mould Show. My name's Dr. Cameron Jones. I'm an environmental microbiologist. And this week we're going to be talking about an issue about the transmission of germs, and more specifically, the transmission of germs onto porous and semi-porous materials inside our bedrooms. Can you actually get sick from contact with your pillow? How best should you deal with cleaning your doona, your duvet? Maybe your bedhead is made of a porous material. What should you do? In any case, the topic that I'm talking about this week, the genesis of this actually came from Katherine Feeney, who is an ABC journalist and presenter at Radio Brisbane during her Afternoon show. And one of her listeners rang in and asked her a question, how often should you bathe? Is there a correlation with the transmission of germs into and out of the bedroom?

In any case, she rang me up, we had a lighthearted conversation on this earlier in the week, and I thought...

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Watch Out: How Fungi Are Taking Over Nail Salons And What To Do About It

Uncategorized Jul 16, 2021

 

Hello, and welcome to The Mold Show this week. My name is Dr. Cameron Jones, and I'm going to be focusing on indoor air quality, and specifically a particular class of business where you could unexpectedly come into contact with high levels of mold, where you'd least expect it. And what are those types of businesses that I'm focusing on? Well, they are your nail salon and podiatry medical practice. And the talk this week is on how fungi you're taking over nail salons and what to do about it.

And why are we talking about this? Because a really interesting publication just came out in the literature, focusing on how the practices that go on inside these salons is liberating higher levels of fungi, not just spores, but debris, which can potentially cause an immune reaction. And so I'm going to be going through what this publication shows and what you should be looking out for when you next visit the podiatrist or the nail salon.

So what are some of the health concerns in nail...

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The dangers of mould and mycotoxins - Interview with Amy Innes - Episode Forty Nine

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2021

During this episode, Amy Innes chats to Dr Cameron Jones about the dangers of mould and mycotoxins in our homes. Dr Cameron is a consultant on indoor air quality and environmental microbiology. He talks about his main focus on the detection and measurement of mould in buildings, especially following known or suspected water issues. He has a wealth of knowledge around mould and mycotoxins that he shares with us.

Dr Cameron talks about the health issues associated with mould and how harmful it can be to our health. He talks about the issues of breathing in mould, which can result in an allergic response like sneezing, rashes, nasal issues, feeling of illness and so much more. Dr Cameron shares his experience of travelling to the Nauru Detention Centre, and due to the poor living conditions, it has lead to serious mould issues and problems due to high mould exposure.

Throughout this episode, we discuss how some mould cannot be seen and where mould can develop from inside and outside...

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Happiness and Indoor Air Quality

Uncategorized Mar 23, 2021

Hello, and thanks for joining me this week for The Mould Show. I've got a really interesting topic today, and that is:

What is the connection between indoor air quality and mood or happiness?

I thought this would be a really important episode to discuss today because there is increasing literature focus on mental health and wellbeing. And this is really important because people who are suffering from water damage and mould often are really angry about the circumstances that they find themselves in. There's some wonderful emerging literature that is talking precisely about the relationship of indoor air quality and mood and specifically happiness. So today we're going to be talking about indoor air quality and happiness. I want to give you a bit of context for this and an example of where I see this all the time.

Last week, I was called out to do a water damage and a frame inspection of a couple's new home that was undergoing construction. Now, it was already five months late. The...

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How best to wash clothing to reduce germs

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2021
 

Hello and welcome to this week's edition of The Mould Show. And I wanted to bring to you something really interesting this week, and we're going to be doing something a little bit different this week. I'm going to be introducing my three-minute science recaps. And the reason for that is that often people just want the answer. And what is the answer this week? Well, I've got to tell you what the question is.

Earlier in the week, ABC Radio rang me and wanted my opinion on heated towel rails and whether or not they were able to disinfect towels so that the germ-carrying capacity of your home laundry would be less of a problem. I wanted to dive into the literature when I was preparing for this to find out what the scientists had to say about commercial laundry versus domestic laundry. This is a really interesting problem because many of my clients are dealing with mould exposure.

And if they jump online, they can find lots of different viewpoints with regard to whether or not they have...

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Disease Prevention and The Future of Healthcare - Clubhouse Conversation Recap

Uncategorized Mar 07, 2021

Hello, and thanks for tuning into this week's episode of The Mold Show. And today we're going to be focusing on something that is going to be definitely of value to anyone who is experiencing mold or biotoxin illness, and that is, what is the future of healthcare? Now, I'm an environmental microbiologist, but I also consult at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, and I am always on the lookout for where the future of healthcare and medicine is going, because I can certainly bring this to the attention of my clients, and hopefully they will have better clinical outcomes when they see their preferred healthcare practitioner. But how have I gotten this insight? Well, I have been participating for the last couple of weeks in a range of different integrative health, integrative medicine, functional medicine, environmental health, and wellness clubs and groups on a new social media app called Clubhouse.

Now, many of you might've heard about this. In fact, it is valued at $1...

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In 10 Minutes, I'll Give You The Truth About Having a Mould-Free Home In Humid Climates

Uncategorized Feb 25, 2021

Hi, there, and welcome to this week's episode of The Mould Show. Today we're going to be talking about the issue of humidity in the built environment. We're broadcasting from Australia. This is in Southeast Asia, and many cities in Australia are plagued with humidity problems, especially towns like Darwin. But, what about other areas of South and Southeast Asia like Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia or Jakarta in Indonesia? Or what about in your hometown?

We are going to be talking about this issue of humidity, and I'm going to be reviewing some of the research literature on humidity and what building scientists and engineers have worked out as some of the sustainable practices for reducing the levels of mould. And this couldn't be a more important topic because there have been changes to the residential tenancy laws, certainly in Victoria and in Australia, making the onus of responsibility for having a mould free living environment more of a responsibility for the landlord.

But also, if the...

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