Post: Still waiting for direct answers, Caoimhin
Posted by Greg Weatherman on 1/06/04
I am still waiting for direct answers.
1) You stated in a post that you have designed a sampling
strategy or method for microbial sampling that is now used
by other nationwide. Could you tell us the method or
2) I have read that "immune compromised individuals"
should be removed from the premises in environments -
especially if they have problems with the liver. I recall
reading this in "Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control
(1999). I remember it cited several times in the book. Is
the American Conference of Governmental Industrial
Hygienists (www.acgih.org) wrong in this situation for a
person like the woman who posted? Why?
3) How can you have statistical certainty or "95%
confidence" for mold when there are over 200 species each
of Penicillium and Aspergillus? This is especially amazing
when you consider these two genuses (Sp?) are the second
and third most common types of mold genus to exist in most
air samples taken just about anywhere in America if the
samples are cultured for identification (B. Shelton).
4) How can you claim outdoor air has no impact on a closed
building? In the mixed climates and the humid climates,
there is a period of time when there is indoor/outdor
temperature equalibrium and the HVAC system does not run
since it is controled by a thermostat in the center of the
home. Consequently, their is no moisture control
(humidity) and houses can develop negative air pressure
because of the constant positive air pressure created by
natural crosswinds (10 MPH minimum). This means microbes
are pulled into the home. Unless you know of home built
tight enough to keep this from happening, how can you claim
the outside and inside don't realte for a closed building.
Is the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-
conditioning Engineers (www.ashrae.org) wrong and you are
the only person in the world who can prove otherwise? Is
this not akin to chasing unicorns?
These are just some of the questions I have for you, Mister
Professional. Enquiring minds want to know.
The Woodshed Operator for the Socially Challenged
p.s. You can pretend you don't read my rare postings. I
have lost count how many times you have bleated about the
Price, Ahearn study I cited on Toxlaw a year ago. There
are many people who read this website, the IAQ List and
other chatrooms concerning mold in particular.
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