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Someone in my household used a sponge i use to clean mold in the bathroom on my dishes. i cooked and eat from the pot they washed before finding this out. could i get sick? also if i washed the said dishes with white vinegar would it kill the mold?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: Household molds are only an occasional health risk -- far less than all the media stories and online websites would suggest. And in any case, swallowing molds or mold spores is no risk at all; when molds are a problem, it comes from inhaling the spores.

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