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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

25 Percent!

According to an article in the People's Food Coop's newsletter (not online), 25% of the world's biomass is, get this, mold. Over 100,000 species of mold, 25% of the biomass.

And mold can be very bad for you (maybe you knew this--I didn't). According to the article:
It's dangerous, with multiple ill health effects such as mental confusion and brain dysfunction, fatigue and weakness, muscle and joint pain, sinus infection, headache, gastrointestinal problems, shortness of breath, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, skin rashes, heart palpitations, numbness/tingling, laryngitis.
Wow, there are a few prescription drugs on the market with fewer side effects than that.
Some of the species are now being linked to cancer, diabetes, immune system dysfunction, reproductive system dysfunction, and some can even destroy the cornea of the eye.
Anyway, that's why I cleaned my shower curtain tonight! I'm investigating how this can be blamed on Bush.