EEEEEW.  A gross question about acrylic paint…

EEEEEW. A gross question about acrylic paint…

I have a bad habit of licking my paint brushes when working (not when covered in a glob of paint, but yeah, still, not a good habit). This random fact is the cause behind my question... Today I got out my acrylics to try to do some more on my current WIP. I ran out of white paint so figured, hey, Gesso is essentially white paint, it'll do for mixing up a lighter shade of this green... When I opened the great big bulk bucket of Gesso, I discovered that there was a layer of mould on the top. Yes, gross. My question is: Can I scoop it out and will the gesso still be okay to use, or will I be covering my canvas with nastiness that will eat the work from the inside out? I'm rather hoping I didn't just teach myself an expensive lesson and have to throw this bucket of gesso out... And if it is okay to use... should I refrigerate it to prevent further growth, or will that damage the structure of the gesso?
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