Mold is a kind of fungus that feeds on moisture and grows anyplace where it is damp or where there is decaying matter. Mold is also commonly known as Mildew. Mold by itself is not toxic, but it can become poisonous when it develops toxins, usually mycotoxins, and this is when it becomes toxic mold. Mold is a fungus that is found everywhere, in all parts of the world, is characterized by green, blue, or black patches around your home or workplace. Mold is found in the air indoors as well as outdoors. The airborne mold spores can come into homes through windows and doorways. They can also enter homes through ventilation systems, air conditioning ducts, heating systems, or any kind of system that involves intake of outdoor air.
Some of the signs of toxic mold around your home or workplace include:
There are also certain ways of handling and treating toxic mold once it has been identified, and early action is vital in order to avoid possible harm from the mold. Some of the steps that you should take include:
Dealing with toxic mold problems can be difficult, and some people do not know enough about toxic mold to know whether they have been affected by this problem. However, this mold can affect your health and your environment, and in many cases can lead to legal recourse, so it is advisable to find out as much as possible. This site aims to provide details on various areas of toxic mold, from the signs and symptoms to legal information. You can find articles such as:
Toxic mold: This is a general overview of toxic mold, describing what it is, where it can be found, how it comes about, how it can be identified, what the effects might be, and what steps to take to minimize on toxic mold problems.
Types of mold: There are more than 100,000 types and species of mold, some of which are harmless, and some, which can cause serious health problems. The most common categories of mold are discussed in this article with a description of these types.
Black mold: A very harmful and sometimes deadly type of toxic mold is known as Black Mold. This article looks at this type of mold, how it is formed, and how it can be detected and removed before causing harm.
Toxic mold related illnesses: The toxins produced by toxic mold can cause a lot of diseases, in animals and in humans. These illnesses can range from something as slight as a common cold, but in some cases, could even result in death. This article looks at some of the illnesses and problems that toxic mold can result in.
Legal aspects of mold contamination: Over the years, many different laws have been passed, which protect the rights of people in case of mold contamination. This article looks at some of the legal aspects of mold contamination.
Toxic Mold Claims: The number of private and commercial toxic mold claims is on the increase, and are often compared to asbestos-related claims in terms of their success. This has become a big issue, and successful claims so far have churned out figures in the multi-millions...
Mold lawyer: As with many other types of litigation, there are specialist lawyers available to deal with toxic mold claims, and this article looks at why and how it could be of benefit to go through a specialist lawyer in the event that you have been harmed through toxic mold.
Toxic mold FAQ: This is an easy to reference listing of commonly asked questions, and you will be able to get easy access to these questions and answers in a reader friendly format.
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