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baldona
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How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
Some people see mold today and flip out like they are going to die immediately if the entire house isn't remodeled. Its absurd how paranoid people are of basic normal light mold from some stale air or wet spot after a storm or whatever. I understand a house full of mold is really bad for you, but a spot of mold under a leaky window isn't the end of the world.

I don't know when HVAC's started being used or bleach was invented, but did people get sick with mold issues all the time or what was the treatment and methods? Just paint over it?


CheEngineer
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Louisiana
Member since Aug 2019
1992 posts

re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
Spray it with bleach and water and hit that dude with a scrub brush and move on in life.


kengel2
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
They didnt live as long.


bluedragon
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
50/50 mix water and bleach. Don't wear good clothes.


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armsdealer
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Member since Feb 2016
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
You want to use vinegar to kill mold. Bleach will kill it on the surface and make it look like it is gone but it does not penetrate into porous surfaces and the mold will come back. Vinegar will soak into the mold and kill it completely. Use full strength vinegar and let it soak 1 hr +.


keakar
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
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Spray it with bleach and water and hit that dude with a scrub brush and move on in life.



this ^^^^^^

plus back then there was no a/c so houses werent air tight or even insulated, this there was no favorable condition fort mold growth other then having standing water in enclosed spaces


FlyinTiger93
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
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They didnt live as long.


Not entirely sold on that being a bad thing.


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CarRamrod
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
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You want to use vinegar to kill mold. Bleach will kill it on the surface and make it look like it is gone but it does not penetrate into porous surfaces and the mold will come back. Vinegar will soak into the mold and kill it completely. Use full strength vinegar and let it soak 1 hr +.
wait you think vinegar will kill mold but bleach wont?


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armsdealer
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Member since Feb 2016
1016 posts

re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
Bleach kills mold, I never said it doesn't. What bleach doesn't do is get into porous areas in effective concentrations to kill ALL of the mold and it will come back. Mold on tile, sure, bleach all day long. Mold on anything porous vinegar, especially 50 years ago. I don't want to hold 7th grade biology on how acids can kill molds, so you can figure that part out on your own.


Sus-Scrofa
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
Invented penicillin.


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AllbyMyRelf
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Virginia
Member since Nov 2014
2119 posts

re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
Lot of laws giving tenants rights to have any mold professionally remediated at the cost of the landlord. Creates an incentive to be paranoid


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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
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They didnt live as long.


Something as simple as a sinus infection could become deadly before the advent of antibiotics.


greenbean
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Where the Wind Begins
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
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jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
13060 posts

re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
Yeah, antibiotics were available then. 50 years ago...bleach.

And live a life with sinus issues.


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MoarKilometers
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re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
50 years ago there was a much higher percentage of houses with plaster walls. It does not react to water the same way as drywall, and is a real pain in the arse to replace. That has shifted greatly over the last 50 years, with virtually 0 new homes getting plaster and old plaster homes dying out or getting updated.


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LSUfan20005
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6403 posts

re: How did society deal with mold 50+ years ago?
Our water remediation company told us they use strong peroxide to kill mold; the stuff often used by salons. I’ve never vetted but it wiped out the little we had.


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