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    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
    missing something?

    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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