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Can my pet get coronavirus? If you're a cat, it looks like YES!

Uncategorized Apr 04, 2020
 

Good afternoon. My name is Dr. Cameron Jones, and I'm an environmental microbiologist, and welcome to this week's edition of The Mould Show. A little bit like the rent-free period, and mortgage holidays that are happening all over the world, we are going to have a holiday from mould this week, mainly because the SARS-CoV-2 is such a severe pandemic, there is so much interesting information coming out, pretty much on a daily basis, that I've got quite a lot to talk about today. And one of the very interesting stories which has been emerging in the last several weeks is really going to be the topic of what we're focusing on today, which is, can my pet get COVID-19? Now this is really quite an emotional topic for many people, simply because there've been some very disturbing stories coming out of China about the humane or inhumane handling of animals, and also we don't necessarily want to be fearful of our pets. However, it is very important that we definitely do look into what the...

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How Long Can COVID-19 Survive On Surfaces?

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2020
 

So the topic of today is going to be How Long Can COVID-19 Survive on Surfaces? And in order to get into this important topic, I need to discuss something called fomite transmission. But, before we begin I also want to clarify that the virus is called SARS-COV-2 and this causes a disease called COVID-19.  And in fact, I need to define what a fomite is because this is the whole crux of this issue about whether or not these inanimate surfaces are or aren't going to be contaminated, and what you do about them. And this leads into something called nosocomial infections, which are hospital acquired infections. And this issue of fomites, these are objects that can become contaminated with an infectious agent that can then be transferred to a new host. And that new host, we don't want it to be us, it can be another object. I'm going to be giving you some examples of real world objects that have been found to be contaminated with various different influenzas as well as various...

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Fungal Growth in Carpets - Should You Be Worried ?

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2020
 

Hello and welcome to this week's live stream. My name is Dr. Cameron Jones and I'm an environmental microbiologist. When I was thinking this week about what I wanted to present, obviously we are being inundated with news stories and factual information about COVID-19 and the pandemic spread of this throughout the world and in our own communities. So I'm going to be going back to what we do week in, week out, which is focusing on mould. And towards the end of this show, as part of our breaking news, I am going to be going over some of the breaking news information about COVID-19 and the potential correlation with fungal mediated pneumonias. But that's for later in this show.

So the first ... or the area that I'm going to be focusing on this week is fungal growth in carpets. And I thought that this was an important topic to focus attention on for a couple of reasons. The couple of inspections that I have done, it's very interesting how these inspections tend to cluster together. The...

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Microbiological Literacy & COVID-19 Awareness

Uncategorized Mar 13, 2020
 

Hello, my name is Dr. Cameron Jones and I'm an environmental microbiologist and today on this livestream, we're actually going to suspend our discussion about all things mould related, mainly due to the fact that the World Health Organization overnight has declared COVID-19 a pandemic and so today's show is going to focus on some key elements about what we know that certainly I've been researching in the literature in the last couple of weeks. The reason I think it's important that we focus on COVID-19 is that there is a lot of fear and panic happening now. There is a huge amount of very credible science that is being published in the peer reviewed literature and even the peer reviewed service out there.

So there is a lot of quality information and I'm going to encourage everyone to use those resources to inform themselves about the spread of this pandemic as well as what is emerging in the literature with regard to steps that can be taken, proactive steps that may reduce the...

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Mould What You Need To Know - Part 1

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2020
 

Good afternoon. My name is Dr. Cameron Jones and welcome to this week's edition of The Mould Show. I'm sorry I'm a little bit late. The last couple of days I've been participating in a legal matter with an overseas client with regard to mould exposure. In any case, my schedule for preparation of these weekly shows has been somewhat delayed. Today, we're going to be talking about mitochondria and mould. What you need to do... What you need to know, I should say, and to some extent what you need to do if you want to protect yourself from mould and also understand some of the reasons why your body might be showing an immune inflammation or an oxidative stress reaction.

My decision to focus today on mitochondria is really due to the fact that in the last couple of days on the 21st till the 24th of February, some really fascinating papers have been released into the peer reviewed literature, and I want to base this week show all around some of this emerging research because a lot of you...

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Help - I've Discovered Mould In My Hotel Room - What Are My Options?

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2020
 

Hello. My name is Dr. Cameron Jones and I'm an environmental microbiologist. You are tuning into the Mould Show. Now, normally we do these every Thursday at 11:00AM however, we have had a live hook-up with friends and colleagues in Singapore today on another matter so that has taken the better part of today. In any case, I want to get to the theme or topic of today's live stream because this show is actually in response to an email that I received last week from someone online who reached out to me because they were having problems with mould in a holiday rental. These individuals are actually from New Zealand and they had planned a holiday for some time to Melbourne with their family and they chose an apartment, a holiday rental in Melbourne purported to be a penthouse apartment of high five star finish.

In any case, we are going to be talking about what you do if you discover that your hotel room or holiday rental actually shows mould and this could happen to anyone and of course...

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How To Use Saunas For Detoxification From Mould - Part 3

Uncategorized Feb 23, 2020
 

Can you believe we are up to part three of how infrared saunas and other saunas can be used in mould detoxification. And for anyone who's just joining on the live stream or on the podcast, I want to welcome you and I want to recap what we've been doing over the last couple of weeks. In the part one we went over what are some of the basic theory behind sauna and heating in general and some of the key papers that have linked use of saunas with a reduction of quite severe symptoms, especially those people who are suffering from mould exposure. And that is the central focus of each one of these live streams and podcasts.

And then in part two we looked at other types of environmental threats, other toxins and we looked at a cohort of people that were exposed to something called Gulf War illness and they were a whole range of smokes and pesticides and a whole lot of noxious chemicals that they were exposed to on the battlefield. And we showed and went through the literature to show how...

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How To Use Saunas For Detoxification From Mould - Part 2

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2020
 

Hello, my name is Dr. Cameron Jones and welcome to this week's live stream, or if you're listening to the podcast, welcome. In any case, this is part two of a series that I'm doing on practical interventions for mould detoxification. We're going further in depth into the research literature, as well, I'm going to be talking about how an infrared sauna actually feels. But if you've just joined us, I want to recap on what we were talking about last week and why on earth the concept of using hot saunas, infrared or their Finnish-based counterparts might be important to consider in your health journey, especially if you're concerned about exposure to water damaged building environments or dealing practically with any type of chronic illness that you think might be mediated by an environmental exposure that isn't just to mould.

In any case, in part one, we were reviewing one of the key papers by a scientist by the name of Janette Hope and she was talking about a whole range of...

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How To Use Saunas For Detoxification From Mould - Part 1

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2020
 

On today's live stream, I've got some very interesting information to share with you. I want to talk about how to use saunas for detoxification of mould. This is a really interesting approach because certainly every week on these live streams we talk about a lot of the building related factors associated with mould exposure and how this can make you feel very unwell and the fundamental microbiology underpinning why this is a serious public health threat. But I often don't spend enough time focusing on the research literature that shows practical methods for detoxification of mould. I want to talk about that today.

Now, before we get into this, because it's a big week in the microbiology world, I need to talk about some of the breaking news that's been occurring. We are going to get into that now. Well, it is World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day. Now, I realize that this occurred on the 30th of January, but I wanted to mention this because this is one of those underappreciated...

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Is School Making Your Child Sick? It Could Be An Environmental Illness Caused by Mould Exposure

Uncategorized Feb 09, 2020
 

Again, It's back-to-school time. My own daughter started year 7 at school this morning. Parents all over Australia are getting ready, or their kids have just gone back to school or about to go back to school this week, and this leads me to a letter I received in the mail last week. This letter is quite a heartfelt letter, and I'm going to read out to you what it says.

I've highlighted the three sections in this letter that are particularly emotive, and this particular parent wrote to me stating would I do a show or a video presentation commenting on the relationship between the school buildings and the health of the children.

That leads me into the fact that I have done numerous inspections, and water damage, and mould, and air quality investigations in schools over the last decade, and this is a source building which is highly contentious. There are different stakeholders from the parents through to the children who use these buildings, and of course, the management of the school...

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