Do you think spraying Chlorine Dioxide all over a new apartment/house/living space would help bring mold levels down? I read this study saying it could potentially kill almost every time of mycotoxin:
I came across this video
in which chlorine dioxide gas is pumped into a building to kill the mold (chlorine dioxide is a gas at room temperature, but also readily dissolves in water to make a chlorine dioxide solution).
I am not sure how chlorine dioxide gas would compare to ozone gas, which I understand is also used to kill mold (obviously in both cases while there is nobody in the building).
The advantage of gas is that it can permeate into all the nooks and crannies of the building.
I guess a concentrated solution of chlorine dioxide in water would also work to kill mold, but this will bleach any fabric or carpet just like ordinary household bleach (sodium hypochlorite solution) will do. I am not sure if chlorine dioxide solution would be any better than household bleach at killing mold though.
The Staphylococcus paper
I mentioned earlier found that chlorine dioxide solution is better than sodium hypochlorite solution (household bleach) at killing Staphylococcus; but that's for Staphylococcus, and mold is a different thing.
In any case, I would not use a spray to apply either chlorine dioxide solution or household bleach to areas of mold, because a recent study
found a link between the use of disinfectants and lung disease. It would I think be safer to apply the bleach using a sponge, so that you don't breathe in the bleach.