Thursday, June 07, 2007

Mold Myths & Legends

Microbial Mold Pathogens

Douglas R. Haney, Copyright © 2003
21st Century Mold Education Ecology Style

The myth that mold clustering and mycotoxins entering the human body through inhalation “are not” hazardous to health is absolutely absurd! Let’s evaluate this statement first, with common sense and without any conflicting science to clog our minds. Given this, our initial question is most appropriate. What primary purpose do microbes, animals, and plants have on earth?

The answer is that they all contribute to activate a process called “dust-to-dust,” or if we want to add the scientific term to this it is it is called the, “carbon cycle.”

What is the “carbon cycle” and what does it accomplish? The carbon cycle consists of steps by which carbon in the form of carbon dioxide, a gas produced by the oxidation (depletion of electron production) in carbon (one of the original building blocks of life) is released and recycled into the Earth’s atmosphere and is reused in the creation of life. Having become a living product of cell respiration (or, a process of the molecular exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide within the body’s tissues) the carbon dioxide is extracted from and returned to the atmosphere by living, breathing and excreting organisms. This cascade of events begins with photosynthetic productivity (or, an event by which green plants containing chlorophyll create chemicals such as carbohydrates out of water and carbon dioxide that float through the atmosphere using light as an energy source to release their byproduct oxygen, into the air. Animals and humans then again eat carbohydrates (sugars), which become fuel for every living cell in their biological systems. This process ends with the exhalation of carbon dioxide by these same beings.

This same release of carbon dioxide also occurs during the decomposition (rotting) process that takes place after a plant or animal dies. While in a living state several other chemical processes interact with the ingestion of carbohydrates and the subsequent release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and many of these same chemical processes inside the human body (i.e., enzymes, acids, and pH, etc.) actually protect against molds and other flora (i.e., bacteria, parasites, viruses) from starting to decompose the animal or human body before its time. This process works remarkably well as long as everything that is designed to function well continues to process according to its symbiotic state (or meaning, function and live in harmony). Mold Myths & Legends [PDF]