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Mold fever : how a bizarre life form penetrated popular consciousness and launched a creeping hysteria

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dc.contributor.advisor Boyce Rensberger. en_US
dc.contributor.author Frazer, Jennifer Tucker, 1978- en_US
dc.contributor.other MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-15T18:07:47Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-15T18:07:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/39433
dc.description Thesis (S.M. in Science Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, 2004. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-42). en_US
dc.description.abstract Molds are everywhere, lately: in our homes, newspapers, and courtrooms, and on our minds. In the past few years, mold has gone from a blip on the radar of public consciousness to a major force in home inspections, insurance, litigation, and testing. Never before have people been so concerned over a group of creatures that--undeniably--have been there all along. This thesis--written as a four-part newspaper series--details the mold hysteria phenomenon, the biology of indoor molds, the science of indoor mold and health, and the profit-making frenzy that capitalized on mold fever. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Jennifer Tucker Frazer. en_US
dc.format.extent 42 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. en_US
dc.title Mold fever : how a bizarre life form penetrated popular consciousness and launched a creeping hysteria en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M.in Science Writing en_US
dc.contributor.department MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 59008133 en_US


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