Although some molds that grow in our living spaces are harmless and can be cleaned away, there are some types of mold that are extremely dangerous. The most harmful type is black mold (Stachybotrys). Mold thrives on moisture, which makes humid and damp areas like bathrooms or walls that house leaky pipes common breeding grounds. Toxic mold can also breed due to defective building materials, poor construction or maintenance and bad indoor air quality.
Landlords, building owners, and employers can be found negligent if they have allowed a toxic mold problem to exist and worsen in a building undisclosed. Your home or workplace can be unsafe if black mold is present.
The very young and the very old or anyone with a weakened immune system are more susceptible to toxic mold injuries, which can cause problems such as:
- Eye irritation
- Nasal congestion
- Lung damage
Long term exposure can also cause serious brain or pulmonary damage.
If you have been exposed to toxic mold due to the negligence of a property owner, contact Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form. A personal injury attorney will contact you to discuss your legal options.
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