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Microbiological Contamination: Toxic Mold Infestations & Sick Building Problems

Toxic mold infestations can be extremely dangerous and cause serious injuries, especially for the very young and those with weakened immune systems.  If someone you know has suffered long term exposure to Stachybotrys or other type of toxic mold, it is important that they get the best medical care that they can find and that the source of their exposure is stopped. If you have any questions feel free to send an e-mail to toxicexposure@texaslawyers.com or submit an inquiry through the online form on this page.

Toxic Mold Infestations are Often Exacerbated by Closed HVAC Air Systems

With the widespread use of air conditioning and many modern building & maintenance practices has come the problem of toxic mold infestations also know as microbiological contamination or "sick building" problems.  Toxic mold is extremely dangerous once it gets in a home or building because  modern heating and air conditioning systems are designed to trap air inside a building.  If a toxic mold infestation gets trapped inside a home or building, its spores will continue to grow anytime humidity is reintroduced.  Further, mold spores (seeds) can become embedded in almost any material causing infestations to reemerge any time water and humidity reoccur.  Proper remediation and protection of the HVAC system are crucial to clean mold out of any building.

Exposure to Toxic Mold and Mycotoxins (Mold Toxins) Can Cause Health Problems 

Recently, sick building syndrome has come into the public focus as numerous schools, homes, and other buildings have been found to have hazardous infestations of "black mold". This is problematic as human exposure to toxic mold can cause severe health problems including allergic reactions and immune deficiency.

Toxic mold exposure can sometimes be difficult to determine because mold infestations can hide in walls, foundations, and ventilation systems.  Further, the mycotoxins (mold toxins) that they produce are often invisible to the naked eye or appear as dust.  Thus, the toxic exposure is often determined through symptom clusters.  These clusters usually start with the weakest including small children or elderly and first appear as flu-like symptoms or asthma.  Over time the toxic mold is able to weaken the immune system as well as cause problems with the neurological, respiratory, and digestive systems.

Because of misinformation concerning the health hazards of mold exposure; many property managers, home sellers, contractors, and real estate agents think it is fine to paint over water damaged and moldy materials.  This can be problematic when a water intrusion problem is not repaired as toxic mold thrives in dark locations that have constant moisture. 

Once a toxic mold infestation gets started in a home or building, it can often be difficult to remediate because mold infestations are designed to reproduce through spores.  These spores are natural hitchhikers that can attach to almost anything and will reactivate when moisture is reintroduced.  If you believe your home has a toxic mold infestation, make sure that proper remediation including setting up proper barriers, protecting the HVAC system, and a tear out of all water damaged & mold materials is done.  When remediating a mold infestation and tearing out moldy materials, be careful as thousands if not millions of mold spores can be spread throughout a home or building.   

Additional Information on Toxic Mold

This Website is designed to provide basic information about mold.  For specific information contact an expert in your area.  Feel free to go to the TexasLawyers.com website for additional information on mold including different types of molds, the importance of mold environmental testing, signs of exposure to toxic mold, potential causes of mold infestations, detection of mold and water infiltration problems, proper remediation of toxic mold, and links to other resources on toxic mold infestations and exposure.  This website is not intended as specific medical, legal, or remediation advice.  It is highly recommended that readers consult their own experts including medical doctors, remediation experts, and legal professionals for specific advice on any mold problem they have.

The ToxicDoseLaw.com and ToxicExposureLaw.com websites provide information on dangerous medications, bad drugs, dangerous products, toxic substances, and defective products that can cause serious toxic exposures, toxic deaths, serious diseases including mesothelioma & cancer, or toxic exposures.

It is well established that many large corporations have profited from selling toxic products or products that cause toxic exposure without regard to the health consequences of the products.  Some of the most well known toxic products are asbestos products and bad drugs.  The asbestos products have been found to cause mesothelioma and several forms of cancer and other asbestos diseases, while dangerous drugs have been linked to death, serious heart problems, drug interactions, and suicide.  Other dangerous products that have been linked to serious disease include silica, chemical pollutants, lead, radon, EMFs, welding rodstoxic mold infestations and other environmental toxins have caused death and serious harm to millions.  In the work environment alone undisclosed and known toxins including asbestos, silica, and welding rods have caused occupational diseases and fatalities including mesothelioma, numerous forms of cancer, and Parkinson's disease.

This web site was created by Texas Toxic Tort Lawyer Jason Coomer and is intended only as general information on some of the most dangerous products and toxic products that have been sold by drug manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and asbestos manufacturers, or are in use by large companies attempting to profit and make money from the sale of dangerous products that can cause serious toxic exposures.  For more information on a dangerous product or toxic exposure follow the links found above, e-mail  an inquiry to info@toxicexposurelaw.com, or submit an inquiry.

This website provides basic information on some well established toxins and some potential toxins that are best to avoid.  Overall, ToxicDoseLaw.com and ToxicExposureLaw.com recommend using the precautionary principle by minimizing exposure to potential toxins until they can be proven nontoxic.

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