While most people have a general idea that mold is unhealthy, few truly realize the devastating effects long term mold exposure can have on their health. In fact, many people experience unexplained health symptoms for long periods of time before they finally link them to ongoing exposure to toxic mold. Contacting the experienced team at Joe Knows Law can help you get important legal information, but there are a few basics you can learn on your own before you call. Knowing more about the dangers of mold and the signs of a toxic infestation can help you understand when your family‘s health may be in danger.
Common Symptoms of Exposure to Toxic Indoor Mold
- Chronic sinus congestion
- Asthma or difficulty breathing
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Frequent infections in the upper respiratory tract
- Unexplained eye or skin irritation and redness
- Chronic sore throat
- Nose bleeds
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle or joint pain
People react differently to mold exposure, so you may experience multiple symptoms at once or no symptoms at all. In general, though, symptoms that are related to toxic mold intensify over time if the problem is left untreated. If you have experienced any of the above symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor and contact a McKinney attorney with experience in personal injury law.
Spotting a Mold Infestation
Mold needs moisture to grow, so take a closer look at any moisture-prone areas in your house. The most common places for mold infestations include basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. If your floors suddenly begin to feel softer than they used to, you might even have mold in your floorboards. While visual inspections can help, keep in mind that you can still have mold even if you can’t see it. Mold can hide in many areas that are not visible to the naked eye, including window panes and water pipes.
It is very important not to ignore physical symptoms that are associated with being exposed to mold because they can become more severe over time.
With over 25 years of experience in personal injury law, Attorney Joe Lucé knows what it takes to get his clients the justice they deserve. If you suspect or know that your family was unknowingly exposed to toxic mold, get immediate help from the Joe Knows Law team at 972-346-5180.