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Just breathed in some green mould dust from a lemon.

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totallyfrusted Fri 15-Nov-19 17:33:32

I was clearing out our fruit bowl and found a very green dusty mouldy lemon at the bottom. As I went to throw it in the bin a large cloud of the mouldy dust flew up into my face and I’ve managed to inhale a good few lung fulls!

Should I be worried and evacuating the house or just carry on with my Friday evening gin and tonic.

The more I’m thinking about it the more I’m coughing!

TheReluctantCountess Fri 15-Nov-19 17:35:22

Just carry on. What else would you do?

behindlocknumbernine Fri 15-Nov-19 17:36:39

Panic not. You will be fine. Drink gin.

Mookie81 Fri 15-Nov-19 17:36:49

You've got 12 hrs left...

MitziK Fri 15-Nov-19 17:38:05

To get a few lungfuls, that lemon must have been the size of a basketball.

I wouldn't recommend vaping lemon mould, but I doubt you're going to keel over, turn a bright green and then drift away in a cloud of spores.

Duchessgummybuns Fri 15-Nov-19 17:38:29

I can’t tell if people are being serious on here anymore

Hazardd Fri 15-Nov-19 17:40:10

If you have a mould allergy I'd take an antihistamine... other than that you'll be fine.

BatEaredFox Fri 15-Nov-19 17:40:16


AppleOrchard Fri 15-Nov-19 17:40:56

Here I am in my cold, lonely store cupboard about to lock up for the night and your post made me laugh Opgrin I hope you don't mind! Cos I've done it myself and I'm sure you'll be fine.
Enjoy yrgin

AutumnRose1 Fri 15-Nov-19 17:40:57

“ I can’t tell if people are being serious on here anymore”


Are you asthmatic OP? I am so if this happened to me I’d use some nasal rinse and gargle.

totallyfrusted Fri 15-Nov-19 17:41:18

Thanks everyone!

It was a very a very impressive dust cloud from lemon.

I shall carry on with the gin and tonic for medicinal purposes only of course 😀

totallyfrusted Fri 15-Nov-19 17:42:24

I’m not sure if it’s the dust or lemon that has affected my ability to type a coherent sentence

Ahundredpercentthatbitch Fri 15-Nov-19 17:43:07

Are you high? Might try it...

Noodlewave Fri 15-Nov-19 17:47:30

Call 101 and get it logged?

june2007 Fri 15-Nov-19 17:51:25

Well your going to die then aren,t you.. Seriously it,s very unlikely to do anythg.

managedmis Fri 15-Nov-19 17:52:46

Good one, joon


ClashCityRocker Fri 15-Nov-19 17:55:25

Who puts lemons in a fruit bowl anyway?!

It's not as if you think 'hmm, I fancy I bit of fruit, I'll have that nice lemon'.

Op, hopefully you'll be fine, but I urge you to rethink your fruit bowl arrangement.

NannaNoodleman Fri 15-Nov-19 17:56:42

It was lovely knowing you this brief time, OP.

Have you any hymns in mind for your service?

MoreSexPleaseImBritish Fri 15-Nov-19 17:58:12

you are definitely going to die- ring everyone you know and tell them you love/hate them before its too late

Pottedtree Fri 15-Nov-19 17:59:21

You are going to slowly turn into a lemony super hero....just wait for it. Or a mouldy one. Let's hope for lemon.

totallyfrusted Fri 15-Nov-19 18:00:18

Are lemons not fruit? I keep them there so they are easily accessible for my gin and tonic.

Is there a special place to keep lemons that I haven’t been aware of?

totallyfrusted Fri 15-Nov-19 18:02:19

Move over banana-man here comes lemon to stop all known baddies with her super sharp wit 😀

FlossieTeacakesFurCoat18 Fri 15-Nov-19 18:02:32

Omg I did this once too! FYI I did end up ringing 111 because I was still coughing a couple of days later - they said that mould is not toxic so nothing to worry about. I'll be interested to know of you carry on coughing for days because they implied that was just an unrelated coincidence...

behindlocknumbernine Fri 15-Nov-19 18:02:43

My lemons are in your fruit bowl. Where else should they be?

GreenTulips Fri 15-Nov-19 18:04:13

Lemons are kept in the fridge

Mould from fruit is used for all sorts of things

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