HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME
Prevent mould growing by opening windows every day, using extractor fans and repairing leaky taps, holes in roofs or cracked tiles and windows that may allow excess water in.
Scrub down black mould with a copper fungicide, found at garden centres, and use paints that contain mould inhibitors in bathrooms and kitchens.
Wasp, bat and bird nests can be prime spots for mould formation in roofs and spores drift down into bedrooms. Remove all nests; contact environmental agencies for help.
Clean with plant-based rather than synthetic products.
Introduce indoor plants to help filter home air impurities.
Research materials and home products to make sure you’re buying low-VOC products.