Mold fever : how a bizarre life form penetrated popular consciousness and launched a creeping hysteria
Author(s)Frazer, Jennifer Tucker, 1978-
MIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies.
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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.
Thesis (S.M. in Science Writing)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Humanities, Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-42).
DepartmentMIT Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies.