Toxicity is the degree to which a chemical substance can damage an organism.
In most cases, people have the reasonable expectation that they are safe
from most types of toxic chemicals or substances. While some toxins are
relatively mild, others can cause severe allergic reactions, corrosive
damage, or cancer growth in individuals. The following are some common
types of toxins many people should be aware of.
Black mold (S. chartarum) is a type of mold that can grow in places with poor indoor air quality
that arises after fungal growth on water-damaged building materials. While
the mold itself isn’t toxic, it can produce mycotoxins, which can
cause breathing problems, such as upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough,
and wheezing. Some toxigenic molds can even cause pulmonary hemorrhage
and memory loss.
Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals that used
to be widely used as insulation in many edifices built before the 1970s.
However, it has been linked for quite a long time to the development of
mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining around various organs. The most common
type of mesothelioma affects the lungs, but it has also been found in
the abdomen, heart, and testes.
Talc / Talcum Powder
Talc is a clay mineral used to make baby powder. It was marketed by Johnson
& Johnson for the use in keeping the genital area drier and “cleaner.”
However, the mineral is frequently located in underground deposits with
asbestos ore, which has been linked to the development of ovarian cancer
in women who used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder on their genitals.
Stringent quality control since the 1970s has eliminated this issue, but
it remains a potential hazard for those who mine it.
Benzene is a type of organic chemical compound present in many petrochemicals.
It is a natural constituent of crude oil, and it can often be inhaled
when pumping gas into a vehicle. It is a known carcinogen, so it can increase
people’s risk of developing cancer after exposure. People who encounter
a lot of it can develop blood disorders, bone marrow abnormalities, and
If you or a loved one have been exposed to dangerous toxins, talk to one
of our skilled
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