Owls Under the Beaver Moon


Owls Under the Beaver Moon

Owls Under the Beaver Moon

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Lessons on the Activity of Water

 

Note: This essay might upset those who feel that looking for fungi in nasal rinses is an acceptable way to diagnose health problems associated with exposure to wet buildings.  That idea is not supported by any science. 

 

Note: For those who feel that mycotoxins possibly identified in urine actually indicate illness, this essay will raise major issues. See the references on normal amounts of mycotoxins in urine (see ochratoxin bibliography and trichothecene/DON bibliography) included for realization that the issue of mycotoxins in urine following dietary ingestion has been studied by reliable methods for years. The annotated bibliographies will provide evidence that mycotoxins in food we eat every day will result in measurable levels of ochratoxins and trichothecenes in just about all of us. Mycotoxins in air in wet buildings, however, are the enemy, together will all the rest of the elements found in the chemical mixtures that are found in the air and dust of water-damaged buildings that sets off similar inflammatory responses.

 

Note: For the rest of us, this essay is presented on several levels. This essay is the third of an ongoing series on Integrity in Science sponsored by www.survivingmold.com.  The first of the series is a science-based building inspection report done by Greg Weatherman followed by the research guidelines of our non-profit research group, CRBAI.

 

November 2014, Pocomoke, Maryland

 

Words can have a life all their own. For others who love words, especially those derived from a good myth, the names of full moons are a welcome example.  Moon names come to us largely from tribal Indian lore, primarily from the Algonquin Nation. Worm Moon; Pink Moon; Harvest Moon; Hunter Moon; and the Beaver Moon of November are just a few of my favorites.  The forests and wetlands on Maryland’s Eastern Shore were long-time Algonquin tribal grounds with the Beach to Bay Trail tracing the movement of local tribes in summer and fall.  In nearby Snow Hill, the “Algonquin Trail” is the current name for the North to South (and vice-versa) trading routes of many Native American tribes. Native artifacts, from arrowheads to grinding stones are commonly found here.

 

We aren’t the first to walk in these wooded wetlands.

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Comments

  • Keith
    - Dec 19, 2014
    This essay echoes the likes of Aldo Leopold and Lewis Thomas, who were also great defenders of the integrity of science, ethics, and reason. While reading this piece I felt something unusual deep underground. Then I realized it could be the rumblings of a health care paradigm shift.

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