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Molds, Toxic Molds, and Indoor Air Quality

Molds are essential components of our planets ecosystem providing
decomposition of many organic substances necessary to plant, animal, and human life. However, it is also the case that excessive exposure to molds has been a health issue for humans for many, many years. The earliest known writings that appear to discuss mold infestation and remediation (cleaning up, removal) are found in the Old Testament. Molds have been implicated as the cause of a variety of health effects in humans ranging from minor allergic reactions and exacerbation of asthma, to brain damage. Molds have been found growing in private homes, office buildings, schools, automobiles, and other locations where organic matter and water are left unattended. This is not a new
issue -- just one which, until now, has received little attention by policy makers in the United States.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-03-08 17:27:56
Description Molds are essential components of our planets ecosystem providing
decomposition of many organic substances necessary to plant, animal, and human life. However, it is also the case that excessive exposure to molds has been a health issue for humans for many, many years. The earliest known writings that appear to discuss mold infestation and remediation (cleaning up, removal) are found in the Old Testament. Molds have been implicated as the cause of a variety of health effects in humans ranging from minor allergic reactions and exacerbation of asthma, to brain damage. Molds have been found growing in private homes, office buildings, schools, automobiles, and other locations where organic matter and water are left unattended. This is not a new
issue -- just one which, until now, has received little attention by policy makers in the United States.
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Source California State Library
Keyword Indoor air quality, Mold
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2010-03-08 17:22:48
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Date Last Modified 2010-03-08 17:27:56
Creator Pamela J. Davis
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-03-08 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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