Post: Oh No, not SCIENCE?
Posted by ff on 5/11/03
Message for Mr. Connell/Scientists:
OK, enough bickering. Take a new approach to answering
first is there a problem or not, as opposed to anything-but-
mold or as you say(ABM), it "must be mold" (MBM)?
Isn't there a way to run a few tests to see what's going
on? In agriculture for example, for herbicides that are
effective below detectable levels (immunoassay and chemical
analysis), bioassays are done using sensitive plant species
as indicators for residual effects. Possibly you're
Is there an organism, a plant, an insect, a microbe,
mice/rats, birds, something that can be used to indicate
an effect in homes/structures where complaints occur?
Recall Dr. James Moss that identified a synergistic effect
using bioassays, insects exposed to more-than-one-thing
combinations gave tremendous increases in toxicity, at
least to the insect used.
Maybe there is something present that is being missed or
escapes your effort? An organism, a toxin, a combination?
Possibly this bio-assay type effort could be useful? Near
our site, neighbors complained that their pet birds were
dying. What if you found some living organism that shows
an effect, only in homes when specific organisms and/or
materials are present? Next, do some bio-assays in the
homes (and lab) using various materials, and see if any
promote or inhibit growth.
At any rate, it's worth considering when people are
reporting effects and you do not know what the cause/s is.
Reproducing effects using bio-assays (or other means) seems
essential to any legitimate science effort, it's all about
reproducibility as the scientists tell me.
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