Blanket of Mold Threatens Health and Homes


Douglas A. Rice, director of the environmental quality laboratory at Colorado State University, said each square inch of mold growth could produce one million spores. While most people will not feel any ill effects of breathing a moderate number of spores, Dr. Rice said that even healthy people could come down with sinus and lung infections that could spread to the brain, and that some molds produced toxins that could cause birth defects and cancer.