While there are thousands of species of mold in existence, most people are concerned about Stachybotrys Chartarum, commonly known as “toxic mold” or “black mold.” This species of mold is actually quite rare, but it’s one of a number of molds that produces a high level of mycotoxins (dangerous mold-based chemicals) that can create a hazardous environment. That said, […]
Asbestos was common in construction materials and other products for centuries before researchers began to link the mineral’s fibers with serious health risks. Exposure is dangerous because the fibers are extremely minute. When inhaled, they can cause damage to the abdominal lining and the lungs, and ultimately cause cancer.