Connect with us

Social Stories

Warning: Mould Commonly Found In Malaysian Homes Are Dangerous & Will Cause Respiratory Issues


Pjimage 2020 05 21T175206.350
Source: Flickr & SoapNut Republic

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Most of us are quarantined indoors during the Movement Control Order as a way of flattening the curve to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the early symptoms of Covid-19 is coughs as it affects the lungs. But if you’re coughing despite being quarantined, you might not have contracted the virus but instead, it’s something that’s lurking in your house!

Public Health Malaysia posted that the mould growing on the walls of your house could be causing coughs among other respiratory issues.

Dah duduk dalam rumah semasa PKP pun masih batuk? Lihatlah di siling dan dinding pejabat atau rumah anda. Ada nampak…

Posted by Public Health Malaysia on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

These fungi on the walls and ceilings happen due to damp environments caused by leakage in your buildings or poor ventilation systems.


The spores released by this fungus can be sucked into your lungs and cause irritation and inflammation to the respiratory tract. When these enter your lungs, they can cause:

  • Runny and stuffed nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Shortness in breath
  • Lungs function affected
  • Asthma

If you’re already suffering from these symptoms, chances are it will get worse. Fear not! The fungi can be avoided as long as there’s proper ventilation in the building, especially in damp, dark areas such as toilets, washrooms and kitchens. Also, you need to make sure the drainage system on the roof is smooth and not overflowing.

Trci Plus Performs Mold Remediation

If after reading this, you discovered that your house has mould, here’s a simple method in three easy steps to get rid of it:

1. Make a solution of chlorine bleach and water – usually 1 part bleach to 3 parts water 

2. Using a stiff-bristled brush, scrub the blackened area

3. Rinse thoroughly and dry

If the mould is growing on a fabric product, you have no choice unfortunately but to throw it away. Let’s go around the house and do some home improvement during MCO!


Also read: 34yo Woman Dies After Eating Black Fungus Mushroom That She Soaked In Water Overnight


Source: TRCI Plus

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 1 2023 06 01T120224.766 My Post 1 2023 06 01T120224.766
News7 hours ago

Nepali Guide Rescues M’sian Climber from Mt Everest ‘Death Zone’ in Rare High Altitude Operation

A Malaysian climber has been rescued by a Nepali sherpa guide after he was found clinging to a rope and...

My Post 1 2023 06 01T101525.092 My Post 1 2023 06 01T101525.092
News10 hours ago

The Ultra Rich Population in M’sia Increased by 9.4% in 2022, Despite Global Decline of 3.8%!

Wealth is a sticky subject in Malaysia, especially considering the huge disparity between the privileged and the underprivileged. And while...

My Post 1 2023 05 31T174621.764 My Post 1 2023 05 31T174621.764
News1 day ago

M’sian Ex-Beauty Queen Sexually Harassed by Over 200 Foreigners After an Acquaintance Leaked Her Info

An ex-beauty queen is facing immense sexual harassment from more than 200 foreign men after her contact information had been...

Feat Image Murder Pd Feat Image Murder Pd
News1 day ago

PDRM Arrests Man in Port Dickson Suspected of Murdering Elderly 67yo Woman Over Unrequited Love

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) arrested a Malaysian man suspected of killing an elderly woman in Port Dickson earlier this...

My Post 1 2023 05 31T111851.166 My Post 1 2023 05 31T111851.166
News1 day ago

Drop in Ringgit Seen as a Blessing to JB Traders as S’poreans are Spending More

Compared to the Singapore Dollar (SGD), the Malaysian Ringgit (RM) is currently at its lowest value in history, at RM3.4047....

My Post 1 2023 05 31T095228.863 My Post 1 2023 05 31T095228.863
News1 day ago

11yo Perak Girl Hospitalised After Accidentally Eating Father’s Cannabis Cookies

An 11-year-old girl was rushed to a health clinic in Lawin, Perak, after accidentally eating cannabis-infused chocolate cookies made by...

My Post 1 2023 05 30T165934.053 My Post 1 2023 05 30T165934.053
News1 day ago

PIA Aircraft Allegedly Seized at KLIA Over Unpaid Lease Dues of RM18.4M to M’sian Company

It has been reported by international media sources that a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777 aircraft was seized at...

My Post 1 2023 05 29T182022.094 My Post 1 2023 05 29T182022.094
News3 days ago

Politician Condemns Organiser for Allowing Women to Dance ‘Sexily’ at Melaka Food Festival

The Star Vendors Foodstival is coming under fire after a ‘sexy’ performance at their food festival event at the Melaka...


Latest Videos