They’re invisible, they’re insidious—and they’re in your home. As the EPA says, “mold spores are ubiquitous…and cannot be eliminated from indoor environments.” Toxins are an equally comprehensive and concerning category of contaminant, defined as a substance coming from an organism that is harmful to others.
Breathing in these substances can cause health issues. Toxins and mold can also create unsafe environments for structural reasons. These very real concerns can include:
- Intensified reactions to allergies
- Shortness of breath
- Development of asthma in children
- Development of hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Memory loss
- Severe sickness in infants
To combat these concerns, the World Health Organization has issued air quality guidances that specifically speak to mold as a potential issue. The CDC has also noted that, while the health effects that mold can cause may be severe, it’s often hard to link mold or toxins and an adverse event.
Locating a Concerning Contaminant Can Be Tricky
It can also be hard to find mold and toxins. Mold can grow on almost any organic material under the right conditions, which means that unwanted mold growth can exist anywhere (under carpet, behind wallpaper, on the backside of drywall, on the top of ceiling panels, and more). Toxins, whether from bacteria, plants, or algae, can crop up anywhere. We come into contact with toxins through our foods, cleaning supplies, home improvement materials, and more. The CDC has methods to analyze materials for toxins and innovate new treatments, but it’s often not easy to identify immediate concerns or the health effects that environmental toxins may cause.
Invisible Intruders are Easy To Ignore
We suspect that the very reasons that make mold and toxins so dangerous—their unseen yet ubiquitous qualities—can also cause people to dismiss these contaminants as a legitimate concern.
At Campson & Campson, we can promise that we’ll always listen to your concerns with care and curiosity. Then, our experienced lawyers will work to determine your eligibility for compensation. You may be able to pursue financial support for medical treatments, repairs needed, and anything else you require to heal after a traumatizing mold-or-toxin-caused event.
To learn more about what we can do to help, give us a call today.