Katherine Norris Williams’s New Book “The Patient No One Wanted" Discusses the Dangers of Toxic Mold that is Present in Many Schools in this Country

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Recent release “The Patient No One Wanted” from Page Publishing author Katherine Norris Williams is about the author’s teaching in a high school, where she was exposed to a toxic mold in her classroom that made her so sick that she had to eventually retire.

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Katherine Norris Williams, a retired teacher and avid photographer, has completed her new book "The Patient No One Wanted": an insightful work that details the science and health risks of toxic mold exposure.

According to Williams, "It was August 2004 when the white dove hit the windshield of my car as I was driving home from church. Did it give up its life to save me, or was it foretelling my continued misery and/or death? Little did I know then, but this was only the beginning of my descent into hell. “The Patient No One Wanted” is about my exposure to toxic mold in my classroom at the high school where I taught, and it describes the way in which the exposure has affected me over the years. The title refers to my endless search for a doctor to help me. The school was closed for six weeks because parents had complained that their children were getting sick from mold. We held classes at the Bristol International Speedway while the school was supposedly being remediated. However, conditions were even worse when we returned."

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Katherine Norris Williams's informative work details how the school she worked in had a flat roof that held water and was conducive to growing algae, which in turn grew mold. Over the years the roof continually leaked, and ceiling tiles became soaked and fell to the floor. In addition, buckets had to be placed in the halls to collect water, and black debris ran down the walls. Many “modern,” airtight schools have a similar moisture problem.

Having been a biology teacher and considering her exposure, Williams researched the subject of toxic mold extensively and corresponded with several renowned experts, such as Dr. Harriet Burge, who helped pioneer the field of aerobiology (study of airborne microorganism) and developed and ran the program at Harvard for ten years. Williams also received feedback from Dr. Ruth Etzel, the director of EPA’s office of Children’s Health Protection. Dr. Etzel was the chief investigator into the cause of bleeding lungs in a cluster of infants from Cleveland, Ohio. The cause turned out to be the black mold, Stachybotrys.

Williams wants the world to know what toxic mold can do to one’s health. Along with teachers, the children that attend these contaminated schools are among our most valuable resources for the future, and they are in jeopardy.

Readers who wish to experience this alarming work can purchase "The Patient No One Wanted" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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