Friday, May 23, 2008

It's Just A Little Mold

School: A School (from Greek σχολεῖον - scholeion) is an institution designed to allow and encourage students (or "pupils") to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students progress through a series of schools. The names for these schools vary by country (discussed in the Regional section below), but generally include primary school for young children and secondary school for teenagers who have completed primary education.

Children: A child is most often defined as a young human being between birth and puberty; a boy or girl. The legal definition of "child" generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

Mold: Molds are ubiquitous in nature, and mold spores are a common component of household and workplace dust. However, when mold spores are present in large quantities, they can present a health hazard to humans, potentially causing allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Because of this, mold allergy has become a serious problem for many people. Research in the field of environmental health has yielded tests such as the MELISA assay, which is capable of identifying whether or not a person is allergic to specific molds. If a person is found to be allergic, the remedies listed below are often helpful in reducing allergic reaction.

Molds that are harmful produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and in some cases death. Prolonged exposure, e.g. daily workplace exposure, can be particularly harmful. The term toxic mold refers to molds that produce mycotoxins, such as Stachybotrys chartarum, and not to all molds in general.

The health hazards produced by mold have been associated with sick building syndrome.

Irresponsible: not responsible: as a: not answerable to higher authority b: said or done with no sense of responsibility c: lacking a sense of responsibility d: unable especially mentally or financially to bear responsibility

Corona Del Sol is a high school with a very large mold problem that has left hundreds of teachers, students, and school faculty very sick.

Absurd: 1: ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous 2: having no rational or orderly relationship to human life : meaningless ; also : lacking order or value 3: dealing with the absurd or with absurdism