Re: Wall Street Journal "False Witness"
Posted by Sharon Kramer on 12/31/06
Yes. It does matter. ACOEM and the WSJ have broad impact from
many levels. The misinformation is being disseminated to
physicians and property owners who will most likely never see
the inside of a courtroom or be aware of mold litigation.
What is happening as a result of the misinfo is that people are
not able to obtain viable medical treatment early on because
their physicians are not being trained properly to investigate
the root cause of illness - before the illnesses become
severe. Property owners are not being informed of the serious
need to keep their buildings mold/water damage free. They are
being told the illnesses are the result of "trial lawyers,
media hype and hysteria". This causes a built in contention
right from the get go when one person is made ill from
another's property. This is what keeps the matter in the
What occurs within the courtroom is simply a symptom of a
greater illness. In order to cure this symptom (ie. get this
issue out of the courts), the greater illness has to be
addressed. Education of physicians and the public is key to
stopping the physicial and financial woes caused by the matter.
It's the only way to effectively get this issue out of the
courts. And it starts will dispelling the non-science that has
been promoted by the WSJ and ACOEM.
On 12/26/06, UtahMed45 wrote:
> Does it really matter what the Wall Street Journal or ACOEM
> says if the last two court cases resulted in judgments for
> the victims in mold cases in Mississippi and California in
> the millions of dollars. The science was presented to judges
> and juries in those cases and the science was strong for the
> fact that some molds in high concentrations can indeed cause
> serious harm to humans. If the courts have spoken, who cares
> what the left wing press thinks?
> On 12/03/06, Sharon Kramer wrote:
>> "according to the American College of Occupational and
>> Environmental Medicine, current scientific evidence does
>> not support the proposition that molds or the mycotoxins
>> produced by molds, whether inhaled in home, school, or
>> office environments, adversely affect human health"
>> Wall Street Journal
>> False Witness
>> By LESTER BRICKMAN
>> December 2, 2006; Page A9
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