toxic mold - Timothy Fong December 5, 2008 Mushrooms Molds,...

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Timothy Fong December 5, 2008 Mushrooms Molds, and Society Toxic Mold—the Mysterious Hidden Killer In a world stricken with fear from terrorist and nuclear weapons, we have our own killer that dwells in many homes. It’s mold. Although when you first picture mold you may see that month-old fuzzy green and white orange sitting in the back of your kitchen fridge, but in reality mold can be a real killer. This mold, codenamed toxic mold, has been prevalent for years, and people need to be more aware of this mysterious killer hidden behind the neatly painted walls that make up a home. Since 1986, the evidence that shows the link between this mold and problems has been increasing. In the year 2000, a woman experienced blurry vision, a dry cough, and feelings of lethargy. Furthermore, every time she went into her bathroom, her eyes started to burn (Cray). After inspection, it was found that mold was lining her bathroom walls. As harmless as it seemed, this mold was also found to be the root of all her ailments. As cases began to spring up across the country, it became more apparent that mold is much more than just an organism that
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