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ACOEM Takes Down Position Paper commonly Used to Defend against Mold Claims

Monday, March 9, 2015 | 2853 | 1 | 2 min read

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine appears to have retired a controversial position statement on mold that critics say has been used to deny workers’ compensation claims for more than a decade. The position paper, titled Adverse Human Health Effects Associated with Molds in the Indoor Environment, essentially stated that mold is not likely to cause many of the illnesses that employees mark down as job-related on workers’ compensation forms, according to mold activist Sharon Kramer. The paper no longer appears on the organization’s website. A sea...

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