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post #20 of Old 04-08-2013
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Re: Mildew in the Cabin

Ewh, moldy fabric.

Washing machine, hot water, repeat every couple weeks?

Seriously, I'd bet spraying it with colloidal silver solution would work. Or tea tree oil, or any of the other antifungals. With porous natural fabrics, crud is supposed to infest them in a damp environment.

If you've ever sniffed tea tree oil right out of the bottle, I'm not sure that having it disperse to be breathed in a closed space is a great idea. We all do worse but still, it is an irritant.

What I can't figure is how Kanberra can sell it as a bio-active product (mildecide, fungicide) without getting flack from the EPA, who genearlly get upset about any claims like that without an EPA certification attached. Maybe because it is "organic" ?
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