Types Of Mold And Health Effects

Mold Lawyer in San Diego – If you have been following our little blog, you will know that mold can cause serious health effects. But how do you know what you should be looking out for. Many homeowners and renters go out and get mold reports, which we highly recommend, but they don’t know how to interpret them. When you get your mold report you will see various species of mold. Lets go through some of the most common and their health effects.

Stachybotrys – is generally green or black and is the most famous of the so-called toxic molds. Stachybotrys is considered an indoor mold and is very rarely found in outdoor baseline samples. It is our belief that exposure to stachybotrys can have real and consequential effects on human health especially children, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. As a San Diego mold lawyer, I see real life cases every single day.

Chaetomium – is commonly found in indoor environments. Chaetomium can act as what is known as a marker for Stachybotrys. This is because Stachybotrys is one of the most difficult molds to detect and will often be recognized in testing as Chaetomium. This species of mold produces relatively large, black spores which settle quickly. They do not stay in the air as long as other mold species. This is not to say that even a small does cannot be harmful. See our post here.

Penicillium/Aspergillus – are the two most common mold species found in indoor environments but that can also be very dangerous to your respiratory health. Aspergillus, in particular, release rather small spores which can bury themselves in your lungs making it difficult for the body’s natural defenses to expel them.

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms, in conjunction with severe water damage in your home or rental, I would encourage you to call a San Diego mold lawyer as well as have your property tested by an industrial hygienist.




     Brain Fog

     Runny Nose and Watery Eyes

     Memory Loss

     Gastrointestinal Problems

     Bloody Noses


     Allergies To Thing Not Allergic To Before

     Hair Loss

     Constant Flu-Like Symptoms

We at the Law Office of Harold D. Thompson are San Diego Mold Lawyers who will vigorously fight against the insurance companies to make sure you get the compensation your deserve. If you believe that you or someone you know has been effected by toxic mold call a San Diego County Mold Lawyer that will fight for your rights. Call us TODAY at 619.615.0767 or visit our website www.ThompsonLawSD.com