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Statistical Blip or Cancer-Causing Mold?

Dr. Schwartz says that the unusually high number of cancer cases coming from employees at the Buffalo D-District precinct is probably a statistical fluke and unrelated to the mold found in the building or the three feet of standing water found in the basement. But the city is not taking any chances and evacuating the building. Over the last ten years in the building’s 14 year history, at least ten Buffalo Police Officers and staff have been diagnosed with chest...

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Bungled Cleanup Reminds Us to Leave it to the Professionals

Two faculty members and a student at Ohio State University have been diagnosed with histoplasmosis, a fungal disease caused by inhaling hisplasmosis spores growing on bird or bat droppings. Originally diagnosed as lung cancer, two hospitalized employees at Hitchcock Hall have had parts of their lungs and lymph nodes removed. The employees believe they were poisoned during a botched cleaning effort to dry flooding in the hall after a valve on a high-pressure waterline to a coffee maker broke. Soaked...

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Brittany Murphy: Death By Mold?

The mother of Brittany Murphy says her daughter and son-in-law were both felled by the same culprit: mold. Read on to find out what she plans to do about it. When Brittany Murphy died two years ago it was chalked up to a tragic accident: Undiagnosed pneumonia compounded by an accidental overdose on prescription meds. Then, less than five months later her husband Simon Monjack was found dead in the same house of similar causes. Coincidence? Murphy's mom says no...

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Moldy Moods: Mold Possibly Linked to Depression

It is documented that mold can negatively affect your physical health, but what about your mental health? But now a recent study furthers the evidence that there may be a direct link between mold and depression. The study, performed by Brown University epidemiologist Edmond Shenassa and published in the American Journal of Public Health, showed a link between mildew and misery. The study questioned 6,000 adults, men and women from 18-104 living in eight different European cities, about their mental...

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