Cognitive Impairment Associated with Toxigenic Fungal Exposure: A Response to Two Critiques

@article{Gordon2006CognitiveIA,
  title={Cognitive Impairment Associated with Toxigenic Fungal Exposure: A Response to Two Critiques},
  author={Wayne A. Gordon and Joshua B. Cantor and Lisa A. Spielman and Teresa A. Ashman and Eckardt Johanning},
  journal={Applied Neuropsychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13},
  pages={251 - 257}
}
Fox, Greiffenstein, and Lees-Haley (2005) and McCaffrey and Yantz (2005) criticized our 2004 article that reported neuropsychological evidence of cognitive impairment in a sample of individuals exposed to toxic molds who complained of cognitive difficulties (Gordon et al., 2004). They critiqued the study's justification, design, analyses, and conclusions and characterized it as poor epidemiology. This article is a rebuttal to their comments. It documents that both sets of negative comments are… 
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