"Cognitive Impairment Associated with Toxigenic Fungal Exposure": A Critique and Critical Analysis

@article{Mccaffrey2005CognitiveIA,
  title={"Cognitive Impairment Associated with Toxigenic Fungal Exposure": A Critique and Critical Analysis},
  author={Robert J Mccaffrey and Christine L. Yantz},
  journal={Applied Neuropsychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={134 - 137}
}
Recently Gordon et al. (2004) reported the results of a study relating exposure to toxigenic fungi to cognitive impairment. A number of methodological problems limit the utility of this study, including the authors' not examining a number of potential confounding variables, use of a mild traumatic brain injury group as a comparison, and problematic statistical analyses increasing the Type 1 error rate. Based on these limitations, the authors' conclusion that mold-exposed people have more… 
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