Book Fungus Can Get You HighPosted: May 6, 2009
…if you want to find mold, the only place that may rival a refrigerator is a library. Just last week the Las Cruces, N.M., Public Library was closed indefinitely, prompted by health concerns after a fungus outbreak in the reference section. Library director Carol Brey said the fungus promptly spread to old history books and onward to the literature section. The town’s Mold Eradication Team, she said, shuttered the library as a precaution. “We didn’t want to take any chances,” she said.
Thank you to Diesdre for explaining why some of us display an inordinate fondness for libraries.