There seems to be a misconception that getting rid of mold by applying bleach or chemicals is the answer to the problem. This is actually not the case because dead mold spores are just as harmful to the human lung as live spores.
There is actually a historical anecdote about the toxic nature of dead mold spores. You probably have heard of the myth of the “Mummy’s Curse” in which all of the Archaeologists that discovered King Tutankhamen’s Tomb eventually died. In 1922, a team of British archeologists in Egypt found the tomb and by 1929, the eleven people associated with the tomb died of early and “unnatural” causes and this is how the myth of the “Mummy’s Curse” evolved. In reality, the actual cause of death of was the result of inhaling dead Aspergillus mold spores and this is the reason that Archaeologists today wear respirators and suits when they are on a dig site.
If you discover mold in your home, don’t take this issue lightly and review one of our earlier articles on Mold Do’s and Don’ts. We give you straight forward information to help you stay healthy and to prevent further spread of spores in your home or business.
Mold is toxic and can cause many health issues. In fact, mold produces mycotoxins that are pathogenic to animals and humans. In 2011 we posted an article on the uses of mold as a biological weapon to illustrate just how toxic mold is.
Earlier this week Sharon Kramer was jailed for telling the truth about mold and the negative health effects it can have.
She wrote an article about conflict of interest influencing the outcome of mold litigation trials that denied legitimate claims. She is going to jail because she has been accused of libel and refused to comply with a Judicial Court Order demanding her to commit perjury and retract her statement. To learn more about this outrageous case and the heavy handed tactics being used by the California courts, please click here.
It is a scientific fact that mold can have a negative impact on the health and well being of those exposed. Resistance to this fact is driven purely by economics because landlords, school boards, and other government agencies don’t want to deal with the cost of cleaning up the toxic mold. Unfortunately, the long term implications of ignoring this problem will just make the situation worse.
However, a recent court case in New York suggests that this issue may need to be addressed because the courts are finally acknowledging the scientific facts that prove the negative health implications that exposure to mold can have.
Mold is a growing concern. Got Mold? is here to help. If you suspect that you have mold, give us a call.
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