Mind, Mould and Mental Health

Some experts call mould “the next asbestos.” Can you remember the number of businesses that were involved in asbestos-related lawsuits? Imagine if this was mould! And your business!
Unfortunately some businesses have already been stung for mould sickness, so make sure you don’t too! And if anything, the problem is going to get worse as more research uncovers the effect of mould and mental health.
It is now essential for you to protect every building from mould with Home-Fresh ®.

Back to Basics

Mould are naturally occurring types of fungi including: yeast, mildew and mushrooms, that are vital to Earth’s ecosystem.

How and where does it grow? 

It grows best in damp, poorly ventilated areas and found virtually everywhere, indoors, outdoors, you name it. They reproduce by creating and distributing spores.

Who is affected? 

Some people are more sensitive than others, including:
  • babieselderly people  and children
  • elderly people
  • those with existing skin problems, such as eczema
  • those with respiratory problems, such as allergies and asthma
  • those with a weakened immune system, such as those having chemotherapy


Cheryl Harding, a psychologist at the City University of New York, proved that mould can cause mental health problems using mice. The researchers exposed the mice to mould and three weeks into the study, the mice showed no physical symptoms but they were prone to significant memory loss and anxiety.
Another study by the WHO (no not the band silly) found that in 8 European cities, about 40% of the residents lived in visibly damp, mouldy households, and overall, their risk for depression was 34–44% higher than residents living in mould-free homes.

Mould vs Mental health 

The World Health Organization reports that one in four people suffer from a mental health disorder. And although trauma and chemical imbalance are more often the cause of these diagnoses, science is starting to uncover another culprit—mould. In fact, it may be a leading underlying cause of mental health troubles in our country.
And what’s even scarier is that 1 in 5 houses in UK have mould! So millions of us Brits are at risk.

The solution – Home-Fresh® 

In short, Home-Fresh ® provides a mould preventive in buildings.
Our discreet technology can be incorporated into any building and construction material to prevent mould, odour causing bacteria and indoor pollutants by reducing the amount of mould spores entering the air.
Once our innovative formula has been added to your paint, plaster and everything else in between we can promise a healthier living until that wall is knocked down.
And as we are spending more time indoors, we think it’s very important to educate people on the mental health benefits of Home-Fresh® and making it known that there is a solution: A mould preventive in buildings.
We want to raise the standard of living and be the change for a healthier, happier living.