To the Editor:
Regarding the article “A Closer
Look at the Stachybotrys Scare”
(Notebook, 12/01), I believe a couple
of comments are in order. Jon Vara,
rather than presenting a professional,
unbiased approach, chose to
cast the mold issue as something
that is used to scare the general populace,
even the comic soap readers,
for Pete’s sake.
There is too little known by mycologists
and health care professionals
about mold’s relationship with sick
people for Jon Vara to claim that he
has the answer, to wit: Hokum!
To be fair, Mr. Vara has a 50%
chance of being correct. Maybe he feels
those are good enough odds to write
such an article, but he’s mistaken.
I always find the