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Illnesses Arising From Exposure to Massachusetts Toxic Mold

There are numerous potential health issues caused by Massachusetts mold found inside Massachusetts homes, Massachusetts workplaces, and Massachusetts schools. The severity of a reaction to Massachusetts mold varies based on several factors, including the strain of mold and the metabolic byproducts it produces. In addition, injuries from mold poisoning may depend on the individual’s duration and frequency of exposure, as well as his or her proximity and sensitivity to the mold.

Recent studies by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found evidence linking exposure to Massachusetts molds growing indoors with coughing, wheezing and respiratory illnesses in previously healthy Massachusetts adults and Massachusetts children. The IOM also found that Massachusetts residents with asthma experienced worsened symptoms from Massachusetts mold exposure. Some Massachusetts residents with compromised immune systems also developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Clearly, exposure to toxic levels of Massachusetts mold can cause serious illness.

The adverse health effects resulting from exposure to Massachusetts mold can be divided into four groups: irritations, allergies, infections and toxicities.

Massachusetts Irritations from Toxic Mold

Massachusetts mold may release volatile compounds (VOCs) into the air during primary or secondary metabolic processes. For example, mold growing on a wall may consume moist wallpaper as a source of food. In the process of digesting arsenic pigments in the wallpaper, the Massachusetts mold may emit arsine, a toxic gas. Broken down organic compounds, VOCs, then become airborne and can cause irritation to the mucous membranes of sensitized Massachusetts individuals.

Massachusetts Allergies from Mold Poisoning

Atopic Massachusetts residents, namely people with chronic allergic reactions, who are exposed to mold, mold spores or byproducts of mold may develop an allergy to the mold and suffer a potentially serious allergic reaction.

Massachusetts Infections from Toxic Mold

In Massachusetts buildings with a large presence of mold, Massachusetts residents with compromised immune systems are at a high risk for serious fungal infections in the sinuses, digestive tract and respiratory tract. Parisitic molds, such as dermatophyte fungi, also cause skin infections that include tinea cruris and athlete’s foot.

Opportunistic infection by indoor Massachusetts molds, such as Penicillium marneffei and Aspergillus fumigatus, often results in serious illness and even Massachusetts wrongful death in immunosuppressed Massachusetts residents, such as those fighting lung disease or AIDS. Pets may also bring outdoor molds, such as Coccidioides, Histoplasma and Blastomyces inside the home, any of which could lead to serious infection.

Massachusetts Toxicities from Mold Poisoning

Some Massachusetts molds release toxic compounds as part of their secondary metabolism. These poisons, known as mycotoxins, vary depending on the material on which the mold is growing and feeding (the substrate), the type of mold, and environmental conditions. Mycotoxins are found on airborne Massachusetts mold spores, mold in Massachusetts dust, and mold on the substrate where the mold grows. Mycotoxins may be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin.

Grave illnesses can result from exposure to Massachusetts molds that produce mycotoxins, including Satratoxin, aflatoxin and roridins. These toxic Massachusetts molds, can cause serious damage to many of the body’s systems, including the vascular system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, cutaneous system, reproductive system and urinary system. Symptoms of these damaging health effects include:

  • Hemorrhaging
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Necrosis and fibrosis of the liver
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Poor coordination
  • Rash
  • Burning or peeling of the skin
  • Infertility
Any Massachusetts resident suffering from irritation, allergies, infection or symptoms of Massachusetts toxic mold poisoning should immediately seek medical attention and take steps to completely remove all sources of mold exposure. If you or someone you love is experiencing illness due to exposure to Massachusetts mold, you should contact an experienced Massachusetts toxic mold injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and property damage arising out of exposure to Massachusetts toxic black mold. Call our expert Massachusetts mold illness poisoning injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at
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